Col. William Blanchette, 433rd Medical Group commander, is the winner of the Commander's Tricycycle Race during the 433rd Airlift Wing's Family Day held Oct. 13, 2012 on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. A car show, trick or treating for children and rock bands performed during the event.
The 433rd Airlift Wing held its Family Day at Joint base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas on Oct. 13, 2012. Air Force Reservists were able to take an afternoon to showcase the wing's mission and build camaraderie. The families were treated to a tour a C-5 Galaxy and F-16 Fighting Falcon as well as live music, trick or treating for children, a car show and other events.
Airman 1st Class Christine Narro, 433rd Medical Squadron,takes a moment from trick or treating with her daughter, Amaretta at the 433rd Airlift Wing Family Day festivities on Oct. 13, 2012 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. A car show, motorcycle ride, Halloween costume contest and Commander's Tricycycle Race were among the other activities for Airmen and their families to enjoy.
by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Trevino
433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
10/16/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- "Have fun, and let's have a great day," said Col. Jeffrey T. Pennington, 433rd Airlift Wing commander, as he opened Family Day on the 433rd AW flight line on Oct. 13.
The event, which was organized by the 433rd Force Support Squadron's Family Readiness and Support office, allows wing members to invite family and guests to experience a Unit Training Assembly weekend. In addition to visiting work areas, Airmen' s guests are able to take part in games, different foods, see classic cars and motorcycles, listen to rock bands and take a tour of a C-5 Galaxy and a F-16 Fighting Falcon.
"We work countless hours, and this shows family members what we do," said Master Sgt. Bryan Boyd, master of ceremonies.
The event is also a hit with Airmen's families.
"It's a great time," said Airman 1st Class Christine Narro, 433rd Medical Squadron, who dressed up her three-year old daughter Amaretta as a princess to take part in the Trick or Treat portion of the event. "I thought it would be fun to bring her trick or treating here, and she is having a lot of fun," she said.
One of the most visible events was the classic car show on the flight line. Wing members brought in their pride and joys for all to see. Over two dozen cars from the 1960's to the present were on display with hoods up to display their engines and car bodies' detailed with a showroom finish. One of the most viewed cars was the 1965 Shelby Cobra copy owned by Master Sgt. Manny Garcia, 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.
"It gets me to work fast," he said with a grin. Under state law and insurance regulations, he can only drive it 7,000 miles a year because it is labeled a classic car he said. But, maintaining a classic car is not all fun and games. "It keeps my mind focused," he said as he polished his Cobra.