Spectre Post holds barbecue thanking 16th SOW Airmen
By Amy Oliver, 16th SOW Public Affairs
/ Published May 19, 2006
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --
The Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 11367, also known as the “Spectre Post”, will host a free Military Appreciation Day barbecue on Saturday at their post in Navarre from noon to 4 p.m.
“It’s a way for us to meet the men, women and children of Hurlburt Field and to show our thanks for what they do to carry on fight for freedom, said Karen Warden, commander of the Spectre Post.
The casual event will be open to everyone. No uniforms are required.
In addition to the free food and door prizes, the Spectre Post will present Col. Norman Brozenick Jr., 16th Special Operations Wing commander, with an adoption certificate.
The Spectre Post “adopted” the 16th SOW under its Adopt-A-Unit program.
“It is our pledge to the personnel of Hurlburt Field to support you in any way we can,” said Ms. Warden.
The Spectre Post has already begun supporting the Hurlburt troops.
They have donated phone cards to deployed Airmen and items for the Family Support Center’s care packages given to Airmen as they process through deployment lines.
The VFW is a veterans’ organization that fights for the rights of veterans. Their most recent accomplishment was going to Capitol Hill and voicing their concerns about the proposed Tricare increase.
Anyone who has served in a foreign conflict can become a member of the VFW.
The Spectre Post is located approximately seven miles west of Hurlburt Field on the north side of U.S. Highway 98, at 3050 West Highway 98, in Mary Esther.