NASIC volunteers partner with Dayton Foodbank for Thanksgiving

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  • By Vince Little

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Ten Airmen from the National Air and Space Intelligence Center volunteered Nov. 22 to make sure families in the community received a Thanksgiving meal.

The NASIC personnel helped unload, box up and hand out food to local residents for the Dayton Foodbank’s distribution drive at Abiding Christ Lutheran Church in Fairborn.

The Foodbank reached out to Tech. Sgt. Randolph Koram, NCO in charge of the Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Squadron’s command support staff, who organized and led the volunteer effort.

“Thanksgiving Day is one of my favorite holidays because it reminds me of the goodness of mankind, a time to take a break from busy work life to spend time with people you love, and a time to reflect about life in general,” Koram said. “Seeing the many smiles of our volunteers and the people they are serving touched my heart. What an amazing day of community camaraderie and giving.”

That day, Dayton Foodbank served 180 families and distributed 13,000 pounds of food, according to organizers.

Other volunteers at the Thanksgiving event Nov. 22 included:

Staff Sgt. Lindsey Alexander
Staff Sgt. Dustin Max
Senior Airman Miranda Hutton
Senior Airman Kwame Robertson
Senior Airman Evan Pawlus
Senior Airman Nicole Hernandez
Airman 1st Class Karlie Shehorn
Airman 1st Class Daniel Hurst
Airman 1st Class Jessica Bowler

Koram frequently coordinates community outreach on and off base. To take part in a future opportunity, contact him at 937-257-3140 or