Archive for December 22nd, 2011

December 22, 2011

Those People who Protect Us

by lewwaters

By John Jenkins

I can’t help but love life. Sitting here on a picnic table with a F15 behind me, another one in front of me and yeah another one just over there. You are asking yourself “Just where were you again”. Having a Christmas “Fooder” as they call it. A“Fooder” is when this group of people gets together in the hanger and let down just a little. They let down from the intense stress of Protecting our Freedoms. This group is the Portland Air National Guard. They are the 142ndFighter Wing, and the 123rd Fighter Squadron, otherwise known as the Redhawks. These people are some of the most polite and professional folks I have ever met. And, it’s not just because I am a face they do not recognize. Or, should I say one they have seen but don’t see often.

Today’s “Fooder” all prepared by the Fighter Wing, included Braised Beef, Caesar Salad, some kind of Green Beans with something, and an assortment of cheeses, celery, carrots all the things to make one happy. Dessert was just as fun and with the season of course what you’d expect Pumpkin pie and whipped cream.

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