March 14, 2018

By John G.

ActioNet supports the Air Force Inpatient Medical Records System.  We are spread across five countries and eight different time zones.  However, that doesn’t keep us from being a team that interacts and assists each other.

On several occasions, members of our team volunteer to give back to their community.  Mike C. works with Wright Patterson AFB, OH and holds a volunteer officer position with the local Moose Lodge.  He recently helped raise over $4,200 for Pink Ribbon Girls who assist women with cancer.

Eric B. performs tasks for Lackland AFB, TX and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the San Antonio Elks Lodge #216 and Leading Knight. He is also on the Board of Directors of The San Antonio Elks Charitable Activities (a non-profit corporation).  A brief history about the Elks: The national organization of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) was organized in 1868, the San Antonio Lodge #216 was chartered in 1892.  There are 2,100 Lodges throughout the United States and over 1 million members – committed to the ideals of Charity and Patriotism.  The BPOE is the #1 charitable organization in the country, raising $4 Billion for their programs. One significant contribution is that the BPOE created, staffed, and managed the first VA Hospital and then donated it to the Government. This group also started and funded the program which became the GI Bill. Elks Leadership serves without salary. BPOE supports military veterans at VA Hospitals around the world. Children are a top priority with over $2 million in scholarships awarded annually. They promote Drug Awareness among children by running the largest program in the country.  Eric is very honored to be part of such a noble group.

Pictured is Eric B. at the Head for the Cure, Smile Bags, and Officer of the Year olunteer events

Eric B. poses for photos at his charity and volunteering events

Angela E. works with Lackland AFB, TX and is the PTA President for Sun Valley Elementary School in San Antonio, TX.  PTA volunteers provide STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) shirts for 3rd-5th graders, faculty and staff every year for the past five years. They host STEM/family nights at the school, the annual Fall Festival, and Valentine’s Day Dance. They provide holiday gifts for the students in December and Teacher Appreciation gifts. They even hosted a “Snow Brawl” for students who completed assignments over winter break. Angela also volunteers for Girl Scout Troop #904.

Angela E. smiles for the camera as she works as a volunteer to help her local PTA

Angela E. is a volunteer with her local PTA to plan events for elementary school children

Maya J. facilitates projects at Andrews AFB, MD and is a Board Member for the Taratibu Youth Organization.  Organization volunteers teach children (ages 10 and up) military step and African dance, plus leadership skills.  Participants must maintain a 2.5 GPA if in high honors classes or 3.0 if in regular classes. She is also a Board Member for another non-profit organization that she and her sisters started called Families for Cancer Prevention United.  It focuses on research, education, and scholarship.  The foundation supports research that is mostly focused on the lesser known cancers.  The education piece focuses on educating the community about the importance of regular checkups.  Lastly, scholarship, which focuses on minorities pursuing studies in science.   The science field, especially nursing, is not represented adequately by minorities.

“Kit” K. supports work at Aviano AB, Italy.  She recently moved to that position, but is still involved with many organizations from her home state of Alaska.  Kit is a member of the board of directors for the Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska.  She also volunteered with female prisoners at the Palmer Pre-trial facility, educating them about alcoholism.

ActioNet is extremely proud of the work these individuals do on a daily basis to support not only the Air Force but their local communities as well.