"The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February 1945 – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the U.S. Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The American invasion, designated Operation Detachment, had the goal of capturing the entire island, including the three Japanese-controlled airfields (including the South Field and the Central Field), to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands. This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World War II."
As a show of respect, please wear your Airport Fire Department military tshirt tomorrow, Tuesday 19th February 2019. C-Shift is on duty. The next day we are able to wear our uniform military tshirt is Friday 29th March 2019 - marking the anniversary of the last troops to leave Vietnam. C-Shift will be on duty. Thank you!
Please note that there is a union meeting tomorrow morning, 9th February 2019, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. A-Shift will be going off duty and B-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved!!!
Next union meeting... Saturday 9th March 2019. B-Shift will be going off duty and A-Shift will be coming on duty.
Your name can be added to your blanket for an additional $10.
Orders due by Wednesday 13th February 2019.
I recently came across this company that makes custom blankets and a lot of their business is in the fire service. If anyone is interested in a nice quality blanket for their bunk or for home, here are the details:
The blankets are made in New Jersey by a small company called Logo Knits. They are a very small company that specializes in custom blankets, and due to their small size, are not a union shop at this time. With Chief Burke’s permission, I reached out to them and asked for a sample which we received last week. I currently have the blanket over at Station 2 for everyone to see and will get it over to Station 1 by the end of the week.
The blankets are 63x90 (although the sample size is 63x63) and are $56 with a minimum order of 12. The price drops to $53 if we reach 24 blankets and $50 if we reach 48 blankets. I attached a photo of the blanket (63x63) laid out on a bunk over here at Station 2 to give you an idea on size. Just an FYI, the department issued red blankets measure 63x85.
I will place a sign-up sheet with the blanket and a final order date of Wednesday 13th February.
In honor of the commencement of Operation Desert Storm, please wear your Airport Fire Department military tshirt this Saturday 12th January 2019 for its 28th anniversary.
"On January 16, 1991, Operation Desert Storm began. The conflict, also know as the Gulf War, was waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. On February 28, 1991, President Bush declared suspension of offensive combat and laid out conditions for permanent cease-fire."
Check out the link below for a snapshot of events that took place during this timeframe:
Please note that there is a union meeting this Saturday morning, 12th January 2019, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. B-Shift will be going off duty and A-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved!!!
Next union meeting... Saturday 9th February 2019. A-Shift will be going off duty and B-Shift will be coming on duty.
For your AFD uniform needs, call Steve @ 763.785.1055
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