Elementary students drop cookie bombs on ammo troops
By Staff Sgt. Shawn J. Jones, 4th Fighter Wing Public
/ Published December 01, 2006
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --
Some of this holiday season's good tidings will come to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in the form of cookies.
Special education students from Spring Creek Elementary School in Wayne County thought up a plan to show their military appreciation by delivering more than 170 bags of cookies to Airmen of the 4th Munitions Flight.
"The students want to support the troops," said Jennifer Cooper, a teacher at the school.
Mrs. Cooper said the students developed the idea on their own, but supporting the troops wasn't their sole motivation.
"Mr. Cooper is really cool," said Thomas, a fifth grader, in regard to Technical Sgt. Gabriel Cooper, an ammo troop and Mrs. Cooper's husband.
While the cookies from Mrs. Cooper's class will go to the munitions flight here, roughly 500 more cookie bags prepared by the school's other classes will go to deployed ammo troops. Several private organizations chipped in to defray the cost of shipping the cookies to deployed Airmen who are spending the holidays fighting the Global War on Terror.
"With so many Airmen away from home during the holidays, the children's thoughtfulness will help bring the Airmen some joy, knowing the community respects their efforts," said Capt. Jacqueline Sartori, 4th Munitions Flight.