School supplies, family activities take over Freedom Community Center


By Tinita Tennant - ttennant@civitasmedia.com



Siblings Aahjahe Brown, Braylon Jones and Jordan Brown not only have one parent in the Air Force but both parents are. While mom is currently deployed, dad, SSgt Everett Brown is doing great handling things. Aahjahe and Braylon are excited to go back to school and all three kids enjoyed the back-to-school and deployed families activities at the Freedom Community Center yesterday.


Altus Times Photo by Tinita Tennant

Yesterday, Aug. 5, the Altus Air Force Base Freedom Community Center was taken over by Operation Homefront, Airman and Family Readiness and They Serve 2.

Operation Homefront hosted the Back-to-School Brigade from 2-6 p.m., distributing backpacks with basic school supplies and so much more. Families also had the opportunity to take home more goodies as they each received raffle tickets at entry. The goal was for the families to have an experience, not just a site for pick-up and go. The organization was successful.

Also distributing backpacks was nonprofit organization, They Serve 2. The mission of They Serve 2 is to advocate, educate and inspire on behalf of military families. The organization provided backpacks to all military families regardless of rank.

Airman and Family Readiness, provided resources for the deployed families (families of deployed Airmen), goodie bags, a bus ride on the flight-line and plane tour, K-9 demonstration and dinner.

There was a lot going on at the Freedom Community Center yesterday but it was all in support of the men and women who sacrifice daily to serve the country and their families who sacrifice with them.

Siblings Aahjahe Brown, Braylon Jones and Jordan Brown not only have one parent in the Air Force but both parents are. While mom is currently deployed, dad, SSgt Everett Brown is doing great handling things. Aahjahe and Braylon are excited to go back to school and all three kids enjoyed the back-to-school and deployed families activities at the Freedom Community Center yesterday.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_OP-BB-Main.jpgSiblings Aahjahe Brown, Braylon Jones and Jordan Brown not only have one parent in the Air Force but both parents are. While mom is currently deployed, dad, SSgt Everett Brown is doing great handling things. Aahjahe and Braylon are excited to go back to school and all three kids enjoyed the back-to-school and deployed families activities at the Freedom Community Center yesterday. Altus Times Photo by Tinita Tennant

By Tinita Tennant

ttennant@civitasmedia.com

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