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30th Annual Day of Caring

49th Wing leadership and Thrive’s leading members pose for a picture in front of Thrive’s 30th Annual Day of Caring sign, Sept. 10, 2021, at Alamogordo, New Mexico. Thrive in Southern New Mexico is a non-profit organization in charge of Day of Caring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

49th Wing leadership and Thrive’s leading members pose for a picture in front of Thrive’s 30th Annual Day of Caring sign, Sept. 10, 2021, at Alamogordo, New Mexico. Thrive in Southern New Mexico is a non-profit organization in charge of Day of Caring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Senior Airman Ryan Lilomaiava, Day of Caring volunteer from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, paints a house during the 30th annual Day of Caring, Sept. 10, 2021, in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. The Day of Caring offers support to families, disabled individuals and senior citizens within Otero County communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Senior Airman Ryan Lilomaiava, Day of Caring volunteer from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, paints a house during the 30th annual Day of Caring, Sept. 10, 2021, in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. The Day of Caring offers support to families, disabled individuals and senior citizens within Otero County communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Tech. Sgt. Jacob McDevitt, Day of Caring volunteer from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, repairs a broken lawn mower during the 30th Annual Day of Caring, Sept. 10, 2021, in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Day of Caring brings together volunteers to complete pre-determined tasks for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves, or do not have the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Tech. Sgt. Jacob McDevitt, Day of Caring volunteer from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, repairs a broken lawn mower during the 30th Annual Day of Caring, Sept. 10, 2021, in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Day of Caring brings together volunteers to complete pre-determined tasks for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves, or do not have the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Col. Ryan Keeney, 49th Wing commander, speaks with Day of Caring volunteers, Sept. 10, 2021, at Alamogordo, New Mexico. In the 30-year history of Day of Caring in Alamogordo, Holloman has supported and participated in the event for the last 19 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Col. Ryan Keeney, 49th Wing commander, speaks with Day of Caring volunteers, Sept. 10, 2021, at Alamogordo, New Mexico. In the 30-year history of Day of Caring in Alamogordo, Holloman has supported and participated in the event for the last 19 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Day of Caring volunteers from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, receive complementary T-Shirts during the 30th annual Day of Caring, Sept. 10, 2021, in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. A total of 342 volunteers participated in the event, the majority coming from the Holloman community, including active duty, dependents, and retirees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Day of Caring volunteers from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, receive complementary T-Shirts during the 30th annual Day of Caring, Sept. 10, 2021, in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. A total of 342 volunteers participated in the event, the majority coming from the Holloman community, including active duty, dependents, and retirees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Col. Ryan Keeney, 49th Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Temple, 49th Wing command chief, speak with Day of Caring volunteers, Sept. 10, 2021, at Alamogordo, New Mexico. Hundreds of Holloman Airmen volunteered for the 30th annual Day of Caring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Col. Ryan Keeney, 49th Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Temple, 49th Wing command chief, speak with Day of Caring volunteers, Sept. 10, 2021, at Alamogordo, New Mexico. Hundreds of Holloman Airmen volunteered for the 30th annual Day of Caring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Airman 1st Class Celestino Lopez, Day of Caring volunteer from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, cuts the grass during the 30th annual Day of Caring, Sept. 10, 2021, in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Day of Caring volunteers perform a variety of tasks from lawn mowing to painting houses for community members in need. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

Airman 1st Class Celestino Lopez, Day of Caring volunteer from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, cuts the grass during the 30th annual Day of Caring, Sept. 10, 2021, in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Day of Caring volunteers perform a variety of tasks from lawn mowing to painting houses for community members in need. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.-- Volunteers from Holloman Air Force Base and members of the local community came together for the 30th annual Day of Caring, Sept. 10, 2021, all around Otero County, New Mexico.

Day of Caring is an annual event where volunteers come together to perform various tasks, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not have the resources to do so. The volunteers come from Holloman, Otero County Businesses, civic groups and other neighborhood groups.

“The Day of Caring is a community involvement opportunity where people get together to help out families in the surrounding areas,” said Master Sgt. Anthony Moore, Day of Caring Holloman AFB volunteer coordinator. “The teams cleaned up weeds, removed leaves and bushes, painted, mowed lawns, and trimmed trees, and other basic exterior house clean up actions.”

A total of 342 volunteers participated in the event, the majority coming from the Holloman community, including active duty, dependents, and retirees.

In the 30-year history of Day of Caring in Alamogordo, Holloman has supported and participated in the event for the last 19 years.

The involvement of Holloman Airmen helps to maintain a healthy relationship with the greater Otero County community, while also promoting the welfare of its citizens. Events like Day of Caring displays the continuous effort to ensure Airmen and families have a positive experience of Holloman AFB and the surrounding community.

“Volunteering with the local community is beneficial because you can see first-hand the positive impact of your work,” said Master Sgt. Dominic Piazza, Day of Caring zone lead and volunteer coordinator. “It builds trust with the local community and adds value to our presence here.”

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