Just like Santa at Christmas, Cupid will log plenty of miles this week delivering valentines to deployed members of the California Air National Guard 129th Rescue Wing.
More than 400 cards handmade by seniors of South San Francisco’s Magnolia Center will be sent to guardsmen based at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View. The fifth annual event takes place over several days, and this year State Senator Jerry Hill stopped by with six members of the 129th.
"I look forward to this event with South City seniors every year," said Hill, (D-San Mateo) who served as a staff sergeant in the California Army National Guard from 1966 to 1972. "The prospect of brightening Valentine’s Day for troops who are overseas and far from their loved ones means a lot to everyone involved in this annual project."
Approximately 200 members of 129th Rescue Wing deployed in support of missions in Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa on Jan. 25.
"We love being able to show our support and pride in the servicemen and women who are stationed abroad at this time of year," said Laura Gigi, program coordinator at the Magnolia Center. "This project is fun and uplifting for all of us, and we’re delighted to be celebrating our fifth year of this activity with Jerry Hill."
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