Celebration, fellowship, free luncheon opportunity to give thanks

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A Thanksgiving worship celebration and free luncheon fellowship with Chaplain (Col.) Shon Neyland, Air Force Materiel Command Chaplain, is open Nov. 21 starting at 10 a.m. to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base community at Kittyhawk Chapel, Bldg. 1220, Kittyhawk Center, Area A. The chapel is located behind the Bowling Center.

“It’s an opportunity for all of us to get together, to worship and to be thankful for what we have, thankful for the season and thankful for each other,” said Djuna Shorter, Protestant parish coordinator.

The ecumenical service, organized by Chaplain (Maj.) Rachel David, Parish Ministry Branch Chief, is expected to last an hour and will be followed by lunch featuring food from Chick-fil-A. People from all faiths are welcome. No reservations are required.


For more information, call Chaplain David at 937-257-7427.


Sweet treats needed for Thanksgiving workers


Desserts are being requested from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base community to feed personnel who are working on base Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day.


The invitation to provide sweet treats is part of the 2nd annual “Operation Dessert Storm”, a Chapel initiative meant to convey thanks to all base personnel working that day, said Djuna Shorter, Protestant Parish coordinator. The dessert drop-off will be Nov. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. at Kittyhawk Chapel, Bldg. 1220, Kittyhawk Center, Area A.


Donors are asked not to cut pies or breads and to place cookies in Ziploc-type bags and all other goods in disposable packaging. Also, donors are asked not to drop off anything that requires refrigeration.


“We are collecting desserts from anyone who wishes to donate, and then on Thanksgiving Day the base chaplains and their families will distribute them among the 88th Security Forces, 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson Fire Department, National Air and Space Intelligence Center and everywhere else people are working,” Shorter said.


The Chapel initiated the project last year so Thanksgiving workers know they are loved and appreciated for the sacrifice they are making on the holiday, she said.


For more information, contact Chaplain (Capt.) Valdon Jensen at valdon.jensen.1@us.af.mil or 937-257-7427.