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Margaret Jasman selected for Extra Mile Award - Air

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Margaret Jasman, retired Senior Master Sergeant, from the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing, was selected for the Extra Mile Award - Air.

She will be recognized at the National Guard Bureau National Volunteer Workshop in July. This award is presented to one Army and one Air Guard retiree who distinguishes themselves with outstanding and exceptional service to the family program by continuing to serve the Guard through volunteering.

Jasman began her volunteer activities in 1991 when she joined VFW Post 4343, in
Cheyenne. As a veteran herself, retiring in December 2006, she became a staunch supporter of veterans rights and strives to educate servicemembers and their families about benefits, entitlements and resources available to assist them. A small portion of her accomplishments are listed as follows:
  • Volunteered more than 2,055 hours to the National Guard Family Programs.
  • Given great amounts of time and sincere attention to such efforts as Yellow Ribbon events, annual Children's Holiday Party and Lunch with Santa, Spring Easter Egg Hunt, Wing Family Picnic and Operation Guardian Angel Program.
  • Assisted the Wyoming National Guard Family Program effort with food baskets and gifts over the holidays with approximately 1,500 children being assisted over the course of 2002 - 2010.
"Margaret Jasman is a true homefront hero. She has served our nation and state admirably in uniform and continues her efforts as a retiree by giving of her time and talents through volunteer efforts that support service members, veterans and their families," said Denise Rampolla, Wyoming Air National Guard's Airmen and Family Readiness Programs manager. "She is a true patriot."