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Operation Coffee Drop energizes Airmen

The 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron personnel distribute coffee during Operations Coffee Drop, Aug. 13, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th SW chapel distributed 400,000 K-Cups to Team Vandenberg to improve morale and welfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

The 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron personnel distribute coffee during Operations Coffee Drop, Aug. 13, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th SW chapel distributed 400,000 K-Cups to Team Vandenberg to improve morale and welfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

Capt. Krista Ingram, 30th Space Wing chaplain, hands a coffee maker to Senior Master Sgt. Zack Stys, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, during Operations Coffee Drop, Aug. 27, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th SW chapel distributed 77 coffee makers to Team Vandenberg to improve morale and welfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

Capt. Krista Ingram, 30th Space Wing chaplain, hands a coffee maker to Senior Master Sgt. Zack Stys, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, during Operations Coffee Drop, Aug. 27, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th SW chapel distributed 77 coffee makers to Team Vandenberg to improve morale and welfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the support of the First Congregational Church Holy Joe's Café coffee for the troops in Wallingford, Conn., the 30th Space Wing chapel distributed 77 coffee makers and more than 400,000 K-Cups to Team Vandenberg during Operation Coffee Drop.

The goal of the coffee distribution was to improve the morale of Airmen and heighten the chapel's support of the installation.

"As chaplains, Operation Coffee Drop was an opportunity to reach out to parts of the base that we don't see on a regular basis," said Capt. Krista Ingram, 30th SW chaplain. "Due to Operation Coffee Drop happening before our last launch, we were able to see the coffee in action with a ramped-up operations tempo."

With a variety of resources available to the chapel, Operation Coffee Drop was one way chaplains were able to give back to Airmen.

"We put together this event to boost everyone's morale and welfare," said Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Bell, 30th SW NCOIC of chapel operations. "The chapel usually improves morale one unit at a time, so it was different to hit the base all at once."

Chapel personnel collaborated with first sergeants throughout the installation to distribute coffee and coffee makers to each section. The chapel paid particular attention to units with 24-hour operations such as the 30th Security Forces Squadron and 30th Civil Engineer Squadron personnel.

"Operation Coffee Drop could not have been such a success without the support of Vandenberg first sergeants, chiefs, commanders and the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron," said Ingram.

The event highlighted the importance of those who support and ensure the success of the mission.

"It raises morale anytime the troops receive coffee," said Senior Master Sgt. Zack Stys, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant. "This lets Airmen know what they do is important and that they are taken care of. It is always a pleasure for first sergeants to help out. I don't think I have ever seen as many smiles during the day as I did when we gave out all the coffee. "