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Back-to-School Bash brings supplies to military families

A child waits for school items during the Back-to-School Bash July 21, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

A child waits for school items during the Back-to-School Bash July 21, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel cares for the needs of Luke Air Force Base’s military members as well as their dependents by providing counseling, religious support and base-wide events. This event not only provides support for military parents and spouses, but also strengthens the relationship between Luke Air Force Base and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David Busby)

Rachael Stillwagon, Back to School Bash event volunteer, passes a backpack to a family during the Back-to-School Bash event July 21, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Rachael Stillwagon, Back to School Bash event volunteer, passes a backpack to a family during the Back-to-School Bash event July 21, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Essential school supplies provided by the event ease the load for Airmen and their families for the new school year. This event not only provides support for military parents and spouses, but also strengthens the relationship between Luke Air Force Base and the local community by donating supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David Busby)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Adam Roe, 56th Fighter Wing chaplain, radios ahead to inform volunteers of an incoming family in need of school supplies during the Back-to-School Bash July 21, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Adam Roe, 56th Fighter Wing chaplain, radios ahead to inform volunteers of an incoming family in need of school supplies during the Back-to-School Bash July 21, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Roe greets incoming families to determine which school supplies they need. The Luke Air Force Base Chapel hosts many events annually to support Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David Busby)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Krista Druken, 56th Maintenance Squadron superintendent, gives school supplies to a family for the Back-to-School Bash event July 21, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Krista Druken, 56th Maintenance Squadron superintendent, gives school supplies to a family for the Back-to-School Bash event July 21, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The drive provided school supplies for military families including backpacks, notebooks and pencils. This event not only provides support for military parents and spouses, but also strengthens the relationship between Luke Air Force Base and the local community’s volunteers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David Busby)

Luke Air Force Base – The Back-to-School Bash event, hosted by the 56th Fighter Wing Chapel, provides school supplies for military families July 21, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Essential school supplies provided by the event ease the load for Airmen and their families for the new school year. This event not only provides support for military parents and spouses, but also strengthens the relationship between Luke Air Force Base and the local community.