Tom Cooper is a consistent volunteer and has logged over 600 hours since coming aboard at JBMDL in 2007. While he maintains a weekly Tuesday afternoon shift, Tom happily takes on additional responsibilities.
In addition to supporting every last-minute troop movement throughout the pandemic, Tom is our fire marshal. A volunteer fireman, he advised us on fire extinguishers and shared a hands-on video with other volunteers to properly utilize them. He also is our resident electrical power usage guru and helped us maximize use of electrical cooking devices with minimal extension cords without blowing fuses that are not accessible to reset. He rerouted power when the generator failed so we could prepare food to support the field training of 1,100 soldiers.
Tom recently participated in the USO Pathfinder ambassador training and represented the program at the JBMDL event, and he assisted with the Father’s Day fishing tournament. He also encouraged his former employer to continue their annual support. To date, NuStar Energy has contributed over $1,000 to our mission.
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