349th Wing keeps on giving

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  • By Master Sgt. Wendy Weidenhamer
  • 349th Public Affairs
Master Sgt. Heath Rickling with the 349th Airmen and Family Readiness Center, Travis Air Force Base, Calif, receives a letter of appreciation from the commander of the 349th Air Mobility Wing, Col. Maryanne Miller, for his part in making the Step Forward Cure for Tuberculosis Walkathon a success. 

The event, held in Lagoon Valley in Vacaville on Sept. 20, 2008, was a fundraiser to find a cure for tuberculosis, and raised over $50,000 with over 100 local businesses participating. Sergeant Rickling volunteered to monitor the safety of the 200 runners and 150 walkers during the day. 

"I think this was a great experience, being part of an event where people were taking their Saturday to do something good for others," he said.