"Best decision I made in my life," Johnson said. "I’ve been able to do all types of humanitarian projects in Africa and Japan. To be able to touch so many lives was the best part of service for me, as well as being able to protect my family here at home.”
Overton Brooks VA Hospital states Williams has several accolades and has been merited awards including the Navy and Marine Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Many of us love to watch military homecoming videos, especially those surprising family members around the holidays. A unique program at Barksdale Air Force Base makes that possible for Airmen stationed there.
“It’s a really unique experience," Arnold said. "We will be deploying later this year, so we get to represent your nation on a worldwide scale as a fighting arms unit. You also get to be the helping hands in your community whenever someone needs something. It’s an amazing opportunity.”
As Hurricane Laura barreled towards Louisiana, airmen with the 26th Operational Weather Squadron were hard at work to ensure around-the-clock forecasts, flight weather briefings and weather advisories, watches and warnings.
“It feels good because it just kind of confirms you are giving back to your country that has done so much for you,” Tucker said. “You get to launch these B-52′s to go out and whether they are flying out or are on training missions, you are serving your country in a good way.”
“They protect us and that’s something that’s really important for our country and that’s why we’re able to play hockey. I mean I’m thankful for it and I know all the guys here are also thankful for it.”
“I can’t even put it into words. Just being out there and having one of the masters of pick and roll use me as a somebody in the drill is pretty cool, and getting to learn from him first hand is really nice.”
This exhibition will be on display for the next couple of months with the hopes that it will not only spark conversation but inspire other veterans and military personnel to consider using art as an outlet.