Special delivery provided by Comm Flight
By Senior Master Sgt. Eric Peterson, 120th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office
/ Published January 06, 2017
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- The 2016 holiday season was a made a bit brighter for some residents of Great Falls thanks to 12 members of the 120th Communications Flight.
For the second year in a row the group of volunteers selected the Cascade County Meals on Wheels program to spend the morning of December 21 delivering packages to disadvantaged individuals or senior citizens.
120th CF Communications Security Manager Master Sgt. Brandon Musgrove said his family members have supported the organization in the past. When members of his flight were looking for an organization to to assist during the holidays it didn't take much to convince his coworkers that Meals on Wheels was a worthy cause.
"The communications flight delivered Meals on Wheels to older folks in Great Falls," Musgrove said. "We'd like them to know that we're out here for them."
The volunteer delivery teams reported to the Meals on Wheels office at 10 a.m. to pick up the packages and receive directions from the program administrators. Once cars were loaded full of the brightly wrapped packages the Airmen left the office travelling in all directions to deliver cheer and goodwill to city residents.
This was the first year 120CF member Senior Airman Leslie Osterman participated in the volunteer event. She helped drivers locate homes and carried the packages to the doors of each resident.
"I think it's a great cause, I know everyone in comm looks forward to it," Osterman said. "I've heard nothing but great things about it."
Musgrove said the communications personnel would take more than five Meals on Wheels city routes and deliver an estimated 50 to 70 packages to individuals living in their homes.