President’s Message

Many ask, “What does the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council do and why it is so important in supporting our airmen and airwomen at YARS?” Here’s just a bit of information:

  • Quarterly membership dinners with YARS mission brief and base updates
  • Outreach to community organizations to communicate and educate
    • YARS Mission Brief and BCC updates to Rotary, Lions and other service organizations.
  • Financial support for YARS Airmen and Airwomen in need
  • Financial support for YARS family events and holiday programs
  • Pilot-for-a-Day activities to support children with life-altering illnesses
  • Annual “5K on the Runway” to raise funds for BCC and the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission (EOMAC)
  • Annual Clay & Target event to raise funds for BCC
  • Member trips to air museums and military locations
  • Support and attend Regional Chamber events that spotlight YARS and military affairs:
    • Columbus Drive-in
    • Washington D.C. Fly-in
    • Salute-To-Elected Officials reception
    • Lattes & Legislator reception
  • Support for YARS “Civic Leader” trips/flights
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Rick Hale
YARBCC President