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BACK TO WORK, BACK TO SCHOOL

U. S. Air Force Airmen browse school supplies donated to military personnel by local community members through Operation Home front: Back to School Brigade. This operation gives back to those who serve the community as a member of the armed services. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin D. Schulze/Released)

U. S. Air Force Airmen browse school supplies donated to military personnel by local community members through Operation Home front: Back to School Brigade. This operation gives back to those who serve the community as a member of the armed services. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin D. Schulze/Released)

HULMAN FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ind. -- Members of the 181st Intelligence Wing and the 81st Troop Command had the chance to receive school supplies during Operation Home Front: Back to School Brigade on August 1, 2015 at Hulman Field.

The supplies were donated by community members at local dollar stores for children of military personnel.

"Individuals in the community donated at several Dollar Stores that sponsor this event," said Margaret Amos the Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager here. "The school supplies are paid for then distributed to several armories and units around this local area; everywhere from Terre Haute to Bloomington to Bedford and Martinsville."

Operation Home Front operates during two times in the year, the end of summer for back to school supplies and the end of the year for Christmas.

"It shows that our communities recognize our armed forces and think about our service members," said Ray Amos head of the Key Volunteer Team for Operation Home Front this year.

Community involvement such as Operation Home Front provides support for service members from the local population and shows appreciation to the Airmen and Soldiers who stand guard to protect this community, state and nation.