USAF colonel addresses veterans at senior center

first_img USAF colonel addresses veterans at senior center Book Nook to reopen Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Janet Motes, director of the Colley Senior Complex, welcomed a packed house of veterans to the annual Veterans Day Breakfast at the Lillian Green Nutrition Center Tuesday. Motes told the veterans that there are no words to adequately express the country’s appreciation for their sacrifices.“There is no way that we can repay the debt that is owned to you,” she said. “You are the ones who stepped up and paid the price for our freedom. We owe you more than we can ever give.”However, when the featured speaker, Col. Lee Pittman USAF, Randolph AFB, stepped to the podium, he said that the soldiers are thankful for the opportunity to serve their country. You Might Like Troy police investigating murder The Troy Police Department is investigating the murder of a 26-year-old man that occurred Monday night south of Troy. The… read more Email the author Latest Stories In addition, Pittman said the Air Force has 210,000 at home stations and 4,000 troops in combat convoy assignments.In one month, the Air Force delivered 4,000 truck loads of supplies to Iraq and that was without endangering soldiers on the ground.Pittman’s pride in the United States Air Force is secondary to the pride that he has in his country and its ability to field the greatest fighting force on earth.Motes expressed appreciation to Pittman for his service and for his willingness to address the largest group of veterans that have attended the annual Veterans Day Breakfast. Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Many sacrifices are made but we come away better for having served,” the Troy native said. “I know that I’m a better person because of my service and I shudder at the thought of what I might have been if I had not joined the Air Force.”Pittman spoke about the recent changes that in Air Force training to create a warrior mind set among the airmen.“Airmen will now be more combat focused so that they can be deeply involved in ground operations,” Pittman said. “On Sunday, the basic Air Force training will be increased to eight and a half weeks. The extra two weeks will focus on combat training skills.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pittman said in 2004, the Army asked that the airmen help with convoy duty.The Air Force’s convoy combat course is designed so that airmen will not only drive trucks but also be able to fight and survive on the ground.Pittman said the deployment of airmen around the world is substantial.“We have 33,000 airmen deployed around the world and 26,000 of those are in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa,” Pittman said. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more