Airman helps those in community
By Airman 1st Class Erica Rodriguez, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 01, 2013
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
When someone joins the military, he or she is taking an oath to serve their country. This service, in one form, can be seen when a military member takes time out of their off duty hours to volunteer within their local community.
Goodfellow prides itself in their members' volunteer work.
Airman 1st Class Brionna Glover, 17th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, is one of the many Airmen on Goodfellow who continuously takes time to help those in the San Angelo community.
When she is not performing her duties as a medical technician, caring for military and civilian patients who come to the base clinic, Glover is active in the community through several programs including the Boys and Girls Club Outreach Program, Meals for the Elderly and the local soup kitchen. Glover says she chooses to spend her free time volunteering because she enjoys helping those around her.
"I love to help people, which is one the main reasons I joined the medical field," said Glover.
One of the programs Glover is often found at, the Boys and Girls Club of San Angelo, is part of a mentor outreach program for youth.
"At the Boys and Girls Club I've helped the children with their homework," she said. "I have also led a class on etiquette for girls and for the boys I helped oversee the basketball team."
Glover also helped by assisting in a silent auction for the club which raised more than $17,000.
At the local soup kitchen, she often leads members of the 17th MDOS who set up and prepare meals for more than 150 homeless people in San Angelo.
It's not only the children and homeless of San Angelo Glover helps; it's also the elderly that she takes time for.
At the Meals for the Elderly Mardi Gras, she provided assistance to the elderly attendees, helping them with any needs they had, including meals, holding doors open, carrying heavy items and cleaning after the event.
The military highly encourages its members to be active in their community and to give their time to help those in need. These volunteer examples are just a few instances of how Airman Glover takes time to help those in her community as a citizen and as an Airman.