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    Alaska National Guard delivers torch for Veterans Golden Age Games

    Alaska National Guard delivers torch for Veterans Golden Age Games

    Photo By Pfc. Grace Nechanicky | Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Tom McArthur, a pararesueman with the 212th...... read more read more

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, UNITED STATES

    06.05.2019

    Story by Pfc. Grace Nechanicky 

    134th Public Affairs Detachment

    The Alaska National Guard delivered the Veterans Golden Age Games torch June 5 at Moose Run Golf Course here.

    The torch delivery was followed by a 1.5-mile run.

    The NVGAG is a national rehabilitation program designed to improve the quality of life for older veterans by encouraging the incorporation of physical activities and sports into daily life.

    The event kicked off with pararescuemen from the Air Guard’s 212th Rescue Squadron rappelling with the torch from an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, to commence this national, annual event in support of veterans.

    The PJs and their squadron’s military service dog, named TOML, which stand for “That Others May Live,” carried the torch and led the run down Arctic Valley Road.

    Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Tom McArthur with the 212th Rescue Squadron was the first PJ at the even to carry the torch after rappelling from the helicopter. McArthur passed the torch to Master Sgt. Chris Bowerfind, who led the run with TOML.

    This year marks the 33rd NVGAG, which is hosted by the Alaska VA this year.

    Military members, families, veterans and community members were invited to participate in the Veterans Golden Age Games fun run.

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    Date Taken: 06.05.2019
    Date Posted: 06.06.2019 13:43
    Story ID: 325794
    Location: JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, US 

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