Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Jurilla and his wife, Cora, travel annually to remote villages in the Philippines as a part of a medical mission with the Filipino ministry of California’s San Bernardino Roman Catholic diocese. Courtesy photoRIVERSIDE, California: Thousands of miles away in remote Philippine villages, families lack access to medication and basic health care. The medical needs of the people in the Philippines are tremendous, especially in the rural areas, where many suffer from treatable ailments.
Every January for the past five years, Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Jurilla of the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing travels to these remote locations with his wife, Cora, as part of a team of doctors, nurses and nonmedical assistants who volunteer with the Filipino ministry of California’s San Bernardino Roman Catholic diocese in cooperation with Bishop Gerald Barnes. “A goal of the medical mission trip is to discover and rediscover Filipino roots through indigenous people in the Philippines -- to know their health situation and to respond to their medical needs,” Jurilla said.
These five photos show other sides of being a soldier
An unidentified American soldier sits and eats his meal (which includes chicken, mashed potatoes, bread, and pineapple) atop rows of a stockpiled ammunition shells, England, May 1944
When we think about the men and women in foreign lands, sacrificing for our freedom, it's easy to forget that they have quiet moments too. They still need to eat, and sleep, and take care of themselves spiritually. In WW2, it was no different for American soldiers.
Here are some classic photos to remind us of how no matter when or where, U.S. Soldiers need our support. Please consider donating or providing a care package today. Are you a soldier and want to request help? Want to know more about our organization? Contact us!
Army Staff Sgt. Marcus Carr Sr. and Army Pfc. Milton Shelton, supply specialists with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, deliver food to soldiers training at Camp Konotop, Poland, May 20, 2015,. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Marcus FloydCAMP KONOTOP, Poland: Heading out at 4 a.m., Army Staff Sgt. Marcus Carr Sr. and his supply team put on their gear and jumped into their tactical vehicle to deliver breakfast to the soldiers in the field here. Although chow doesn't start for two more hours, Carr is adamant about getting the food to its destination on time.
“When I first came in the Army, I had a first sergeant and a commander who would ride me constantly, making sure the soldiers were fed on time,” said Carr, a unit supply sergeant with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. “When I was younger I didn't understand it,” he said, “but as I got older, I understood that if a soldier is not fed on time, the soldier cannot complete the mission.”
The Charity auction will be part of the sixth annual "Goodyear Gives Back" campaign, focused on supporting America's troops.
Goodyear once again transforms its NASCAR race tires, replacing the sidewall design with "Support Our Troops" on all tires used during Memorial Day weekend to support the U.S. Military. Thursday, May, 21, 2015 in Concord, N.C.This Memorial Day Weekend, you might notice something different on the tires of your favorite Nascar drivers' cars. For six straight years, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been rallying NASCAR fans to support members of the U.S. Armed Forces through its “Goodyear Gives Back” charitable program, benefitting Support Our Troops®. This weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, all race tires will be emblazoned with a stately "Support Our Troops" logo in red, white and blue.
The weekend festivities coincide with the launch of the auction
itself, which features autographed NASCAR memorabilia, VIP race experiences and rides on the Goodyear Blimp. It really is a chance for the fans to give back to the troops, and potentially win some great items.