TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
The 325th Operations Group’s Tyndall Random Acts of Kindness
program will hand out thousands of dollars’ worth of free gas at Tyndall’s Army
and Air Force Exchange Services main gas station at a random time Dec. 4-8,
The program is designed to put $20 worth of gas in the tanks
of Airmen ranks E-4 and below, and their dependents.
“The OG TRAKs program gains popularity with Team Tyndall
Airmen every year,” said Lt. Col. Brian Stahl, 325th Training Support Squadron commander.
“As a result, once OG TRAKs begins, the word spreads very quickly and the money
we have raised goes even quicker. We learned this initiative requires a
deliberate focus on fundraising early in the year to increase how much we can
give back. It is our goal to reach 125 Airmen and their dependents by raising
$2,500 dollars this year.”
Airmen need to pay attention to the Tyndall Facebook page
during the event to check what time TRAKs will occur.
“I think it is pretty awesome that they give free gas to
people,” said Airman 1st Class Jered Willman, 43rd Fighter Squadron aviation
resource manager. “It helps during the holidays, so that you can focus on
Christmas gifts for your family.”
Along with the 325th OG and AAFES, participants are the
337th Air Control Squadron, the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, the 44th Fighter
Group, the 301st Fighter Squadron, as well as single donors who give through
their squadrons or at the event itself.
“Whether it is OG TRAKs or another initiative, I would
encourage everyone to find a way to give back during the holidays,” said Stahl.
“One random act of kindness pays huge dividends for everyone involved.”
If you are interested in donating your time or making a
monetary donation, call (850) 283-4143 or (850) 283-2525.