Tag: STS

Friday Quilters supports STS and veterans

Michael Buckley The SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters Group recently made 15 patriotic quilts and gave them to SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) for presentation to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. These beautiful self-designed and homemade quilts are draped over the body of a veteran that dies in the Southern Arizona VA Hospital or extended care…

MOAA meeting notes

STS Board member Joe Rink and President D.A. “Bo” Nanna

Colonel Rett Benedict (U.S.A.F. Retired) Our most recent meeting provided members with a great view into the activities of a local group that helps both active-duty military, veterans and their families, the SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS). President D. A. “Bo” Nanna spoke to the group giving us a brief history and overview of STS programs.…

STS introduces new VA Coordinators

Diane and Mike Buckley. Photo by T.J. Duffy.

D. A. “Bo” Nanna SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) welcomes Diane and Mike Buckley as the new Veterans Administration (VA) Coordinators for the organization. Both Diane and Mike retired from the Air Force, each having served for 20 years, and have lived in SaddleBrooke for over eight years. STS stalwart Barb Carter recruited her own replacements…

Sunrise Rotary Club hosts SaddleBrooke Troop Support

President George Bidwell and Publicity Chair Bo Nanna

Doug Sweetland On July 28, the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club hosted representatives of the SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) at its weekly meeting. Attending from the STS were George Bidwell, president and Bo Nanna, publicity chair. Mr. Bidwell shared the history in the formation of the organization with the start in 2005. Initially the organization was…

Thank you, SaddleBrooke

Collecting sodas

D. A. Nanna During the Fourth of July weekend, SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) put out a call for its second annual Sodas for The Troops drive. Throughout the year STS supplies the Military Lounge (MLO) at Tucson International Airport with sodas, snacks and toiletries for active service members and their families traveling through the airport.…

Barb Carter – outstanding STS volunteer

Barb Carter with plaque honoring her for the Baby Basket program and her contributions to the 162nd Airborne

Diane Mazzarella For the past ten years, Barb Carter has been key to SaddleBrooke Troop Support’s (STS) efforts on behalf of the veterans served by the Tucson VA and Blind Rehabilitation Center as well as countless young military families in the area. At the February STS board meeting, Barb announced her retirement from these activities…