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Memphis Airmen give back to community

Approximately 15 members of the Tennessee Air National Guard's 164th Airlift Wing Mission Support Group, out of Memphis, Tenn., volunteered their time at St. Jude's Ronald McDonald House, serving breakfast to more than 80 families and patients on Dec. 21, 2014. (Left to right) Staff Sgt. Troy Pollock, Staff Sgt. Tim Andrassy, Tech Sgt. Elizabeth von Allmen, SSgt. Robert Morgan, TSgt. Al Wilson, TSgt. Nathaniel von Allmen, SSgt. Vanessa Nickles, Senior Airmen Terrance Jones, Airman 1st Class John Oliver, Master Sgt. Vanilla Nixon, Tech Sgt. Sherveta Campbell, Staff Sgt. Shane Howell, and Tech Sgt. Melissa Scott. (US Air National Guard photo provided by the 164th Airlift Wing/RELEASED)

Approximately 15 members of the Tennessee Air National Guard's 164th Airlift Wing Mission Support Group, out of Memphis, Tenn., volunteered their time at St. Jude's Ronald McDonald House, serving breakfast to more than 80 families and patients on Dec. 21, 2014. (Left to right) Staff Sgt. Troy Pollock, Staff Sgt. Tim Andrassy, Tech Sgt. Elizabeth von Allmen, SSgt. Robert Morgan, TSgt. Al Wilson, TSgt. Nathaniel von Allmen, SSgt. Vanessa Nickles, Senior Airmen Terrance Jones, Airman 1st Class John Oliver, Master Sgt. Vanilla Nixon, Tech Sgt. Sherveta Campbell, Staff Sgt. Shane Howell, and Tech Sgt. Melissa Scott. (US Air National Guard photo provided by the 164th Airlift Wing/RELEASED)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Approximately 15 members of the Tennessee Air National Guard's 164th Airlift Wing Mission Support Group, out of Memphis, Tennessee, volunteered their time at St. Jude's Ronald McDonald House, serving breakfast to more than 80 families and patients on Dec. 21, 2014. Ronald McDonald House is a no-cost residence for St. Jude patients and their families.

The Guard members prepared breakfast in the 164th AW's dining facility and the Ronald McDonald House kitchen. Normally, family members are allowed to prepare meals from donated food from the local community.

"The Guard members also interacted with the families and patients, learning about their treatments and telling them about the Air National Guard," said Col. John Trautman, commander of the 164th AW Mission Support Group. "Our members are doing great things and giving back to the community."

Leftover food items were donated to Ronald McDonald House, and hot breakfast items were donated to the Union Mission for the homeless.