One of The Leaven’s proudest partnerships is our close ties to the military men and women of Travis Air Force Base. Recently, Mark Lillis had the opportunity to attend a training exercise known as Mobility Guardian at the Air Force’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord, home of the I Corps and 62nd Airlift Wing.
During the training exercise, the Contingency Response Wing practiced rapidly setting up and securing airfields, conducting air evacuation exercises, making air drops, and mid-air refueling by a Travis KC-10. It was an amazing experience to watch these men and women prepare for the worse, working together and problem-solving on the fly with professionalism and strength.
The men and women of Travis Air Force Base are part of the Global Support Squadron, and it’s their job to make sure our fighting forces throughout the world have everything they need to complete their missions safely and effectively. But they don’t just focus out, they focus in as well.
Every year our military friends reach out and support our local community through The Leaven. They help our students send Valentines to the Troops to help teach them about giving back, they donate backpacks full of school supplies so our students are prepared for the classroom, and they make sure local Leaven kids have a Merry Christmas by delivering presents through their Angel Tree project. They help our programs when we need assistance moving, and they invite our students to see them in action, inspiring our students to reach for greatness and giving them strong role models to look up to.
All of us at The Leaven our so proud to have such amazing heroes working alongside our programs to make our communities a better place. We are so thankful for the dedication and sacrifice our military men and women show our country every day.
These hometown heroes are a true inspiration to all of us at The Leaven, and they are helping kids and communities rise!