The Warrior Network is once again partnering with the Company Grade Officers Council (CGOC) at Barksdale Air Force Base and their Operation Bright Holiday Initiative.


All funds raised through this campaign will be donated to the CGOC and go toward helping some of our young heroes at Barksdale get to spend this Christmas at home with their families.

the details

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

WHO CAN BE INVOLVED? Anyone, both civilians and military

RUN TIME: 7:00pm (Chip Timed)

HUGE PROFESSIONAL FIREWORKS SHOW: 8:30pm

LOCATION: CHRIST FIT GYM //  1040 Chinaberry Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111

RUN COST: $25 per person ($5 discount for military and veterans.)



The evening will consist of the run, awards, t-shirts, live music, food, a huge professional fireworks show, inflatables, and more.


INVOLVEMENT OPTIONS: 

  1. Run the 5K and enjoy the entire evening,
  2. Register for the 5K to show your support even though you're unable to attend
  3. Make a $10 minimum donation at the door to enjoy the festivities but not run the race.


Check out the registration area below for all the details.

REGISTER HERE

  • The cost for the run is $25 with a $5 discount for all military and veterans.
  • If you want to support but do not want to come, you can select the "loving and supporting" option.
  • If you do not wish to run but want to come to the event to enjoy the festivities, cheer on the runners, and watch the fireworks show, then come on! All we ask is for a minimun $10 donation at the door the evening of the event.


Register below:

EVENT SPONSORS & PARTNERS

FIREWORKS SPONSOR: LANG ORTHODONTICS

RACE SPONSOR: BARKSDALE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION


TRINITY SPORTS

CHRIST-FIT GYM

PYROMANIA FIREWORKS

CLINT DAVIS COUNSELING, LLC

LAMB SPECIALTY ADVERTISING

MAGEE RESOURCE GROUP

AIR FORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER 615

KTBS 3 NEWS

RED RIVER BANK

TEAM LYTLE

BARKSDALE FAMILY HOUSING

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QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

What is a "first-term airman?"

This term refers to a young enlisted airman in which Barksdale is his/her first duty station out of Basic Training/Tech School. 


Why young airmen?

There are over 900 young airmen living in the dorms at Barksdale and many of them simply do not have the financial means to travel. Some of these airmen have not seen their family in over one or two years. We want to help make that possible. 


How are they selected?

There is an application process that airmen go through that happens between the Company Grade Officers Council at Barksdale and their leadership and the airmen's supervision.


How many are selected?

That depends on how much is donated. Operation Bright Holiday is completely funded through donations, most of which comes from the surrounding community of Shreveport/Bossier. In years past, this program has grown from just a handful of airmen being sent home to close to 100 last year. 



All around, this helps make Christmas better for many of our airmen at Barksdale and shows them that their community loves them and supports them.