Rainier Wing's Port Dawgs boost morale with fun events
By Mr. Edzel Butac, 446th Airlift Wing
/ Published January 10, 2020
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. --
The newly formed 86th Aerial Port Squadron Booster Club has organized and conducted over seven morale events and raised over $2,400 for the squadron.
Just recently, they planned a holiday raffle during the December Unit Training Assembly.
They hold several events throughout the year to promote and increase morale within the squadron. There have been several fun events in the past including a breakfast burrito fundraiser, corn hole tournament, squadron Family Day picnic, new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform unit patches Sale, Chili Cook Off & Halloween Costume Party, and a Holiday raffle fundraiser!
“Throughout my 20-plus years in the Air Force career, I have never witnessed a more motivated and dedicated group of junior enlisted personnel. The booster club officers are made up of three Airmen and one staff sergeant. They have a genuine concern for their fellow “Port Dawg” Airmen and they have a sincere mission to improve the squadron’s quality of life,” said Chief Master Sergeant Jerry Fernandez, Plans and Compliance Superintendent for the 86th APS.
The purpose of the Booster Club is:
1. To support the 86th APS by raising funds, offering activities to members, promoting unit participation, and encouraging attendance at Booster events.
2. To offer professional development opportunities for Airmen to demonstrate leadership, project execution and organizational development.
3. To gain involvement from other members of the squadron to promote unit cohesion through volunteer opportunities, donations and idea contributions.
4. To expand the Booster Club’s impact and partnerships through the local community, base involvement and collaborations with external organizations.
Some future events include a Sports Day, summer luau, and a 5k Road Race (Port Dawg memorial run).