ATOH Thunderbirds

ATOH Thunderbirds

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds make a pass-in-review in tight formation during the Arctic Thunder Open House biennial event hosted by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 26, 2014. The event features more than 40 Air Force, Army and civilian aerial acts, July 25-27, and has an expected crowd of more than 200,000 people. It is the largest two-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. The 2014 Arctic Thunder Open House is a proud part of the Anchorage Centennial Celebration. (U.S. Air Guard photo by Brig. Gen. Timothy O’Brien)

Nebraska Honors Our Troops

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This is one of the reasons I love to drive across the Heartland of America. Every rest area in Nebraska has this: @RealJamesWoods

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WWII Vet, 98, volunteers 17,000 plus hours at hospital

Olen Levell Jr. has volunteered more than 20 years at Flagler Hospital (Photo: Kathryn Jeffries, FCN)

At 98-years-old, Olen Levell Jr. still has a witty sense of humor that keeps everyone around him laughing. You could say service runs in his blood, service to others and service to our country.

“I flew 28 missions during the war and had a great crew,” told Olen Levell Jr.

Olen is a World War II veteran that flew B-24s and even flew on D-Day. He loves sharing war stories with friends and other volunteers and spends most of his time in the pharmacy.

“Working with the people I enjoy it and they put up with me, that’s the thing. It keeps me out of trouble,” laughed Olen.

So next time you visit Flagler Hospital, keep an eye out for its #1 volunteer!

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