VFW Partners with Hill AFB for Operation Warm Heart, Project One initiative

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  • By 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The bond between Hill Air Force Base and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8307 Layton was recently strengthened when Chief Master Sgt. Vernon Jackson, the 75th Air Base Wing command chief, signed a VFW membership.

"Our post is pleased to work with Hill Air Force Base to expand opportunities to create community with the Airmen and their families. We welcome them," said Rich Ludwich, VFW Post 8307 commander. "The VFW stands ready to support Hill's Airmen and veterans."

This partnership goes beyond mere paperwork. The base is teaming up with the VFW to make a tangible difference in the lives of Airmen, Guardians, and their families.  In addition to supporting Airmen engagement programs like the Project One initiative, the VFW has adopted Operation Warm Heart, a Hill organization dedicated to raising funds and providing relief throughout the year.

Project One is an Airmen engagement initiative with a focus on improving a sense of belonging and community. Operation Warm Heart, an Air Force first sergeants program, fosters community support by connecting military members and families with emergency assistance, counseling services, basic necessities when needed. Recently, the VFW partnered with operation warm heart in cosponsoring a trivia night for Project One.

The VFW, a nonprofit veterans service organization, is a support organization open for eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard, and reserve forces. Their programs and services extend beyond individual families, benefiting entire communities. The partnership between Hill and the VFW exemplifies the spirit of camaraderie and service that defines the military community.