Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pen Air donates 65 turkeys to the local USO

Presenting the 65 turkeys and $500 donation to local sailors stationed at NAS Pensacola are, from left to right: AVP/Military Liaison John Ochs, EVP/CFO David Tuyo, CEO Ron Fields and EVP/COO Carroll Scarborough.
When the USO called for help to feed the multitude of troops remaining on NAS Pensacola during Thanksgiving, Pen Air Federal Credit Union had sleeves rolled up ready to help. Pen Air FCU generously contributed $500 for supplies and over 65, 12-16 pound turkeys. Heidi Blair, USO Center Director, explains, “Without the support from individuals and businesses like Pen Air Federal Credit Union, we simply could not keep up with the needs of those we serve and who serve us.” USO Program Manager, Kathy Karsten, was present during the turkey delivery and had these words to share, “I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Pen Air Federal Credit Union and how quickly they have come to our aide in ensuring our troops get a proper Thanksgiving meal.”

The USO is a non-profit organization with a mission to support the active military serving our country. The local Pensacola USO is set up at the Pensacola Regional Airport with space to receive and send on active military and now at their new facility onboard NAS Pensacola. The USO receives all its financial support from private donations. These donations help provide support for programs that assist deployed personnel and their dependents.

“The USO has always been there for our military, and Pen Air Federal Credit Union is proud to be able to be there for the USO – if you support our military, you should support your local USO,” said Pen Air FCU President/CEO Ron Fields. “We are honored to be able to help the USO any way we can to make the lives of our service men and women whether at home or abroad better.”

For more information about the USO or on how you can help, contact the USO office directly or at

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