By L. Cunningham, 55th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 19, 2018
Military spouses assemble cookie plates Dec. 18, 2018, at Quarters 13, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. They prepared over 2,000 cookies for 455 dormitory residents. (U.S. Air Force photo L. Cunningham)
A military spouse bags cookies Dec. 18, 2018, Quarters 13 Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. All cookies were baked, donated and packaged by military spouses to be delivered to the dormitory residents. (U.S. Air Force photo L. Cunningham)
Angela Durham, wife of army Lt. Col. Christian Durham, U. S. Strategic Command, and Jennifer Rachel, wife of Lt. Col. Derek Rachel, 338th Combat Training Squadron commander, bags homemade cookies Dec. 18, 2018, at Quarters 13, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Military spouses baked four dozen cookies each for the dormitory residents. (U.S. Air Force photo by L. Cunningham)
The Officer and Enlisted Spouse’s Clubs gathered together at Quarters 13 Dec. 18, 2018 to package more 2,000 cookies for the 455 base dormitory residents to remind them that they are not alone on the holidays.
All year long, the unaccompanied young men and women of Team Offutt play a part in maintaining the mission - day in and day out, they work hard, do their jobs and go home. The difference is their home is unlike the homes of many other Team Offutt members.
Thanks to the spouse’s clubs, enlisted service members residing in the base dormitories are in for a sweet treat this holiday season. Each year the spouse’s clubs runs a cookie drive with each participant preparing four dozen cookies.
“The Offutt spouses really just want to bring a smile to the young Airmen’s faces and let them know that we care about them.” said Shannon Manion, wife of 55th Wing Commander Col. Michael Manion. “Cookies are our way of giving them a little piece of home during the holiday season and letting them know that we’re thinking of them while they are away from their families.”
The cookies were delivered the same day by Angela Durham, wife of army Lt. Col. Christian Durham, U. S, Strategic Command, to Master Sgt. Daniel Werner, 55th Force Support Squadron first sergeant.
Werner was able to deliver cookies quickly with help of three dorm leaders.