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141st Air Refueling Wing provides support for Diamonds and Dreams

141st Air Refueling Wing provides support for Diamonds and Dreams

The 141st Air Refueling Wing joined forces with the Diamonds and Dreams Program and the Extreme Team to revamp an old baseball field behind Garry Middle School in North Spokane May 21, 2024.

Every year, the Diamonds and Dreams Program and the Extreme Team choose a local baseball field to remodel with the support of sponsors
and the hard work of volunteers.

“I’m so grateful our wing members got the opportunity to help rebuild this baseball field,” said Chief Master Sgt. Steven Webster, 141st Command Chief. "This field was one I used to play on as a kid, and standing on this field today, brings back a lot of memories. This is a fantastic community filled with amazing folks and I’m thrilled to see so many members of our team here, helping pull this project together.”

It was a long process to get a once forgotten field turned into a shiny new space in just one day.

“We ripped up the sod, flattened out the dirt and laid the sod back down, redid the dugout with the new cement and repainted the splash pad,” said Staff Sgt. Adrianne Christian, 116th Air Refueling Squadron Boom Operator. “It was really rewarding to know that the kids are going to use the baseball field again and play games on it.”

Camaraderie took the lead making the day worth it for the participants.

“My glass felt full afterwards and I felt a sense of purpose. It was great being a part of the team and seeing everyone work together,” Christian said. “We were all out there rolling sod and getting dirty. There was a lot of laughs to be had and memories were made.”

Having a federal mission, as well as a state mission allows the 141st to be involved in community activities. The wing continues to strive for opportunities to enhance and show appreciation for their neighbors.

“I think it’s super important, not only are we getting the mission done and supporting the nation and our state, but we are doing things locally like redoing a baseball field,” Christian said. "We get to show the community what the guard is and what we’re about.” - Story by Senior Airman Anneliese Kaiser, Photos by Master Sgt. Mike Stewart