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Thanks to all of our 2015 participants!
Scoops for Troops is a family friendly event that brings civilians, veterans, and military families together in a shared spirit of patriotism.
The day begins with a 5K run/3K walk, and continues with an ice cream social. Many additional activities and attractions are provided throughout the day to round out the fun for all ages.
Scoops for Troops 2015 Highlights
Scoops for Troops 2015 wishes to express honor and gratitude
for those that live with the wounds, both visible and invisible,
obtained during their service to our country.
Special Guest, Captain Amy Nordquist,
will speak at the 5K/3K opening ceremony at noon.
Captain Amy R. Nordquist has been a member of the 133rd Airlift Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard (133rd ALW MN ANG) since 2002, and served as an aeromedical evacuation technician (AET) for seven years. During that time she was deployed in support of Hurricane Katrina, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). As an AET, she provided medical care to wounded armed forces and civilian contractors on a military cargo plane (i.e. C-130, KC-135, or C-17) while they were flown to further definitive care.
Shortly after Capt. Nordquist received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of MN, she obtained her commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the MN ANG. Currently, she serves as a clinical nurse overseeing the immunization program. In addition, she supports the En Route Patient Staging System (ERPSS). Within the ERPSS, patients are provided medical care as they wait for military transport to further definitive care. Furthermore, she participates in the base honor guard providing support for color guard events, retirements, and most importantly, respect to fallen comrades.
During Amy's free time she enjoys heading up community service events for her unit and Officer Christian Fellowship (OCF). Furthermore, she coordinates quarterly speakers for OCF and assists in the planning of the annual dinner, which in 2015 had over 100 guests! In 1999 she met Andy Nordquist when they both joined the Twin Cities River Rats Water-Ski Show Team, and there was a great connection between the two of them when he introduced her to barefoot skiing. Their teamwork continues, as they still enjoy their summer months on the team skiing on the Mississippi River, and they will be celebrating their ten-year anniversary in May! Their two cats—Bandit and Lexi—have received plenty of TLC through the years!
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