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21st Space Wing First Sergeants host Pancake Breakfast

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - 21st Space Wing first sergeants prepare a pancake breakfast for Airmen at the base chapel on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 31, 2017. The yearly event is sponsored and prepared by 21st SW first sergeants for Airmen at Peterson AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robb Lingley)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 21st Space Wing First Sergeants Association hosted a Pancake Breakfast for Airmen and their families at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug., 31, 2017. Pancakes, sausage, and a beverage were served. For those Airmen who couldn’t attend because of 24-hour operations, 21st SW first sergeants delivered breakfast to them.

“Every year the first sergeants hold a pancake breakfast in August,” said Master Sgt. Gerald Morey, 21st Comptroller Squadron/Wing Staff Agency first sergeant. “It’s probably the cheapest breakfast you’ll find in town but more importantly all of the money we raise goes back to Operation Warmheart.”

Operation Warmheart is a program with an "Airmen helping Airmen" philosophy. Its primary purpose is to provide emergency monetary assistance to Department of Defense personnel and their family members when other assistance agencies are unable to respond.

“This year over 400 pancake orders were placed,” said Morey. “That’s a good sign that they like our pancakes and it’s a good time for the units to come out and spend time with their first sergeants.”

The first sergeants set-up, cooked and delivered meals, and cleaned up when the event ended.

“We do all the work,” said Morey. “This is an opportunity for the shirts to come together and do some good for all of our Airmen.”

The Pancake Breakfast is the first sergeant’s only fundraiser of the year.

“I want to thank everyone for enjoying the breakfast and contributing to Operation Warmheart,” Morey said. “A 100 percent of all that money goes back to helping Airmen.”

Operation Warmheart contributes to families during the winter holidays. Essentially, volunteer efforts and donated contributions go towards providing food baskets and holiday meal vouchers to those in need. The support for Operation Warmheart, not only during the holiday season but throughout the year, has a positive impact at Peterson AFB.

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