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WHISTLE

| Eustis thrift store provides scholarship and community outreach programs Continued from3

Senior Airman Delaney Gonzales

Shoes line the shelves at the Whistle Stop at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 27, 2019. The thrift store not only provides affordable goods to its customers, it also supports programs that benefit installation members and their families.

for consignment Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “For consignment, people can bring in their items, we price it for them and sell it for them,” Ingwersen said. “We keep a small portion of the profit to support our community outreach programs and the rest goes to the seller.” The thrift store also offers volunteer opportunities to its community members. “We appreciate all the help we can get,” Ingwersen remarked. “We need people to aid with everyday chores

such as cleaning, pricing and helping customers carry items out to their car. We have a lot of elderly customers so it is nice to have the extra help.” The Whistle Stop team members encourages JBLE to see how the store can benefit their household. “We are open to the public,” Ingwersen noted. “Anyone who can get on base can shop here. Come out and see what you can find at an affordable price.” For more information about the Whistle Stop contact (757) 887-0190 or stop by the store located in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation building at 671 Lee Blvd. Fort Eustis, Virginia.

THUNDERBIRDS

U.S. Air Force Capt. Katherine Moorkamp, Air Combat Command senior leader management assistant chief, poses for a photo at Joint Base LangleyEustis, Virginia, June 28, 2019. Moorkamp was selected to be the 2020 Thunderbird 10 executive officer.

| JBLE officers join the extremely selective air demonstration squadron Continued from2 “You get to fly just shy of the speed of sound within a couple hundred feet of the ground and not get in trouble for it,” Oliver said. “It’s the ultimate Tom Cruise [moment].” Oliver explained some of the other maneuvers that he is looking forward to including the line break loop and the calypso pass. He is also looking forward to making the Armed Forces more accessible to the public and showing the importance of what of what the Air Force does on a daily basis, which is to fly, fight and win in air space and cyberspace.

Slot No. 10 Capt. Katherine “Hammer” Moorkamp, Air Combat Command senior leader management assistant chief, was selected in May 2019 to the Thunderbird 10 executive officer position. Early in the year, the call went out to the 38 force sup-

port officers across the Air Force to see if they were interested in applying for the position. After an extensive selection process, four finalists were selected to go to the Waco Air Show, Texas, to do in-person interviews with the team. Moorkamp received the call to notify her of her selection a few short weeks later. Being able to talk to people who are excited about joining the Air Force someday and what they can offer to the Air Force or to society is what Moorkamp said she is the most excited about. During the interview portion of the application process, Moorkamp was able to visit a local high school. “It’s exciting to see that in kids’ faces like, ‘oh man that’s really cool maybe this is something for me,’ so that’s what I’m most excited about-meeting people and helping them,” Moorkamp said. Moorkamp gave credit to her family and friends for giving support along the way with her Air Force career and

Airman 1st Class Sarah Dowe

with the application process to the Thunderbirds team. “My parents raised me to work hard and take pride in everything that I do,” Moorkamp said. “The work ethic that they instilled from a very early age mostly by their example, showed me that anything is possible if you work hard enough, and I’m

very thankful for that.” Moorkamp said she likes to say, ‘you don’t get anywhere worth going on your own.’ “A lot of people have helped me become the person that I am both in the Air Force and out of the Air Force,” Moorkamp said. “It’s all the same thing, you’re just trying to be a good human being,

whether that’s in the uniform or not, but I couldn’t do it without the people around me, that’s for sure.” According to Moorkamp, spending over 200 days a year during this two year position as TDY is going to be an exciting opportunity for her to travel and further her career in the United States Air Force.

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Peninsula Warrior Army Edition 07.12.19  

Vol. 9 | No. 27

Peninsula Warrior Army Edition 07.12.19  

Vol. 9 | No. 27