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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lee Mills, 92nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, leads his team to the next golf hole during the 24th Annual Operation Warmheart Golf Tournament at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane, Washington, July 27, 2018. Fairchild Airmen participated in the tournament to raise money to provide goods and support for Airmen and their families when facing difficult times. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lee Mills, 92nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, leads his team to the next golf hole during the 24th Annual Operation Warmheart Golf Tournament at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane, Washington, July 27, 2018. Fairchild Airmen participated in the tournament to raise money to provide goods and support for Airmen and their families when facing difficult times. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Col. Derek Salmi, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, selects a golf club during the 24th Annual Operation Warmheart Golf Tournament at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane, Washington, July 27, 2018. Operation Warm Heart is a program offered by first sergeants to assist military members and their families during the holidays and throughout the year, specifically to purchase food items and aid in emergencies during difficult times. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Col. Derek Salmi, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, selects a golf club during the 24th Annual Operation Warmheart Golf Tournament at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane, Washington, July 27, 2018. Operation Warm Heart is a program offered by first sergeants to assist military members and their families during the holidays and throughout the year, specifically to purchase food items and aid in emergencies during difficult times. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

Team Fairchild members participate in the 24th annual Operation Warm Heart Golf Tournament at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane, Washington, July 27. The contributions gathered from the golf tournament fund support offered to Airmen in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

Team Fairchild members participate in the 24th annual Operation Warm Heart Golf Tournament at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane, Washington, July 27. The contributions gathered from the golf tournament fund support offered to Airmen in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dane Dougherty, 22nd Training Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist, participates in the 24th Annual Operation Warmheart Golf Tournament at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane, Washington, July 27, 2018. First sergeants hold various events throughout the year to boost morale and raise money to provide Airmen assistance through Operation Warm Heart. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dane Dougherty, 22nd Training Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist, participates in the 24th Annual Operation Warmheart Golf Tournament at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane, Washington, July 27, 2018. First sergeants hold various events throughout the year to boost morale and raise money to provide Airmen assistance through Operation Warm Heart. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – --

Team Fairchild hosted the 24th Annual Operation Warmheart Golf Tournament at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane, Washington, to raise money to provide goods and support for Airmen and their families July 27.

 

Operation Warmheart is organized by first sergeants to assist military members and their families throughout the year, particularly during the holidays, to purchase food items and aid in emergencies during difficult times.

 

“Operation Warmheart helps ensure Airmen stay mission ready/,” said Master Sgt. Jeremy Reed, 22nd Training Squadron first sergeant. “Often, an Airman’s focus is on their job, but when they experience hardship in their personal lives they can become distracted from their primary duties.”

 

Operation Warmheart is available to help Airmen regain balance through grants, food and other resources.

 

“I was younger in life, younger in rank and supporting my family on a much smaller paycheck. The fact Operation Warmheart was able to help me when I needed it most, makes me grateful for the opportunity to give back as a first sergeant and Wingman,” Reed said.

 

First sergeants hold various events throughout the year to boost morale and raise money to continue providing Airmen assistance through Operation Warmheart.


“The contributions gathered from the golf tournament go toward offering Airmen support in the future,” said Master Sgt. Michael Weiant, 336th Training Support Squadron first sergeant. “First sergeants distribute water during base exercises, offer financial aid with grants and provide meals and gifts to Airmen and their families during the holidays through Operation Warmheart.”


For more information on the various resources available through Operation Warmheart, contact your unit first sergeant.