108th Celebrates Family Day
By Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, photos by Staff Sgt. Barb Harbison, NJDMAVA/PA

Barbeque, sports, and pie-eating contests - sounds like a great time.

The 108th Air Refueling Wing held their annual Family Day after a Commander’s Call July 20. More than 1,400 wing members and their families, along with two busloads of veterans from the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home were treated to a home-style barbeque by Food Services, cooked by the Chief’s Council and served by the wing staff.

pie in the faceThis year's entertainment included three performers from the Metropolitan New York USO, a State Police traffic safety cruiser with a driving simulator, a unit member car show, various carnival-type entertainment, go-cart and miniature golf, as well as horseshoe, volleyball and basketball tournaments, a dunk tank ran by the women’s softball team and a pie-eating contest.

In addition, one of the wing's KC- 135E Stratotankers was on static display which, according to Family Day organizer Master Sgt. Lou Kiesling, Survival Equipment Shop NCOIC, “Was a constant draw and speaks highly of the support by the families of the 108th’s mission.”

And the reason for the event’s success: “To be able to bring your family and have a good time is key to the whole operation.”