Preparing For Operation Thanksgiving

Sheppard Air Force Base 82nd Training Wing chapel staff is preparing to host Operation Thanksgiving for the 36th consecutive year.

The chapel is looking for approximately 250 families to sign up as sponsors to host Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, and/or Marines on Thanksgiving Day. Many of the 4,000 plus students on Sheppard have never been away from home before and can use a time of fellowship with a temporary family-for-a-day.

Operation Thanksgiving sponsorship is open to everyone: permanent party, civilian, instructors and military training leaders can participate in this year's great event. Last year, 648 students were partnered with 204 military and civilian families from around the local area.

Families wishing to be a host family sponsor this year can call the base chapel at (940) 676-0014 or (940) 676-4370 to sign up by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16th.

Civilian families from Wichita Falls, Iowa Park and Burkburnett are all welcome to take part in this event. Please be aware that civilians without base access identification cards who wish to sponsor students must sign-up by or before Nov. 8.