WARRENSBURG — Multiple Air Force bases convened Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Missouri Veterans Home - Warrensburg to celebrate Air Force Day as part of the Branch of Service Week.
Six senior from the TRIAD AFJROTC helped get the morning started by making breakfast for the veterans and staff members of the MVHW.
The back courtyard of the home was the place to be once again Thursday morning as Columbus Air Force Base flew T-6 aircraft to the home for a fly-over.
The chapel once again saw new displays on Thursday as the Henry County Historical Society brought and exhibit, Air Force uniforms were on display and Lee's Summit North senior Seth Cooper cam back for a second time during the week to display his Air Force and Air Corps uniform collection.
Cooper presented a display of Marine Corps uniforms earlier in the week.
He said he collected Air Force uniforms before finding a passion in researching the Pacific Theater, specifically the Army and Marine Corps.
There was no lack of food for lunch on Thursday at the MVHW as members from Whiteman Air Force Base provided a seven-table spread carry-in lunch.
The Airlifter Brass Ensemble got a busy afternoon at the home started with a performance at 2 p.m.
After the ensemble concluded, WHiteman took over for the rest of the afternoon.
Members from Whiteman provided a taser demonstration and a military working dog demonstration for the veterans.
Two airmen first class had the privelage of demonstrating the effects of the taser while Gucci, a Whiteman military dog, performed a bite exercise.
Gucci had trouble getting her footing on the cafeteria floor but still executed the bite.
The staff at the MVHW noticed how much the veterans enjoyed the demonstration that they allowed the demonstration to take place in the back courtyard.
The veterans watched from inside while Gucci took advantage of the outdoor surface and launched for the bite.
THe veterans asked lots of questions and told stories of their intereactions with military dogs.
After the demontrations, the day ended with Coffee and Cookies with B-2 pilots and Air Force bingo as the night cap.