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Schriever bonds through art

Second Lt. William Laurence, officer in charge of satellite communications operations with the 4th Space Operations Squadron, colors a paper bag during the Art Lunch and Learn in the Satellite Dish dining facility at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 20, 2018. The bags painted at the event will be donated to the Ellicott High School food pantry, which serves over 70 families in the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

Second Lt. William Laurence, officer in charge of satellite communications operations with the 4th Space Operations Squadron, colors a paper bag during the Art Lunch and Learn in the Satellite Dish dining facility at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 20, 2018. The bags painted at the event will be donated to the Ellicott High School food pantry, which serves over 70 families in the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

SCRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted an Art Lunch and Learn in the Satellite Dish dining facility Sept. 20, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

The interactive program allowed the Airmen to get out of their offices and unwind with art while enjoying their lunch. The Art Lunch and Learn is an artistic workshop where art is used as a medium of expression.

“It’s a fun and fantastic way to create a sense of community and foster growth on Schriever,” said Ruth Moore, community readiness consultant with the Airman and Family Readiness Center. “Participants could bring their lunch or grab something from the dining facility.”

Moore and Liz Archuleta, also a community readiness consultant with the A&FRC, organized the event.

The participants decorated brown bags which will be used at the Ellicott High School's food pantry that served over 50 local families.

Second Lt. William Laurence, officer in charge of satellite communications operations with the 4th Space Operations Squadron, attended the lunch and learn and said the event was meaningful and a good destressor.

“I was able to relax and get away from the wildness and stress of work, be creative painting as many bags as I wanted with friends and meeting other people,” he said.

Laurence said the event helps Schriever AFB and benefits the local community by bringing everyone together through art and conversation over lunch.

“Coloring these bags remind us that we have a purpose. We are here to serve others in our Air Force and local community” he said.

Moore said the next Art Lunch and Learn is scheduled for 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 23 and the A&FRC’s aim is to offer awareness on Comprehensive Airman Fitness for the Schriever AFB.

“We want to engage the participants and provide opportunities for training and development,” she said.

Learn more about Schriever AFB Helping Agencies here:  http://www.schriever.af.mil/LeanOnMe_Schriever/.

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