“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.
“The feast is older than the Warrior Network,” said Chief Operating Officer, Eric Hoffman. “It started with a group of people coming together saying let’s serve military folks that can’t go home for thanksgiving.”