Police Week continues with Poker Run
By Senior Airman Steve Bauer, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 17, 2011
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 30th Security Forces Squadron held a base-wide Poker Run event in light of National Police Week here May 17.
Open to all persons with base access, the Poker Run was a noncompetitive 5K run or 14-mile mountain bike ride throughout Vandenberg's cantonment area.
Approximately 50 people participated in the security forces-held Poker Run.
The Poker Run's course was designed with five check points to showcase and educate the event's participants on different functions of the security forces career field. At each station the participants were given a poker card; participants accumulated five cards by the end of the event. The participant with the best five cards, based on traditional poker rules, was deemed the winner of the event.
Plaques were awarded to the participants with the three best poker hands. In first place was Staff Sgt. Charles Drewry, from the 30th SFS supply section, followed by Jeremy Eggers, the chief of the 30th Space Wing Public Affairs Office, and Tech. Sgt. Paul Landreth, a 30th SFS member.
"This was just one of the events we put on to sponsor National Police Week," said Staff Sgt. Brandon Johnson, the 30th SFS NCO in charge of resource protection. "Most police departments do Police Week every year to honor fallen law enforcement officers."
Planning for National Police Week began in March for the 30th SFS. Vandenberg's National Police Week events lead up to a culminating candle light vigil and closing memorial ceremony beginning Thursday, May 19.
"I encourage everyone who is interested to come out and support us on Friday for the memorial ceremony," Sergeant Johnson said. "Honored during the ceremony are fallen law enforcement personnel, who died protecting our community. So why not come out to honor the guys and gals who allow all of us to sleep well at night."
Friday's final changing of the guard and a closing ceremony is slated to take place at Vandenberg's Missile V (intersection California Boulevard and Oregon Avenue) at 4 p.m., followed by a barbecue at Cocheo Park.
For more information, call Staff Sgt. Carmine Androsiglio at 805-757-0391.