Our veteran members have served in every clime and place, in peace time and in war time. We have members who stormed the beaches of the pacific islands during WWII, weathered the cold during the Korean war or endured the humidity in the Vietnam terrain. Our newest generation have endured the scorching heat of the first Persian Gulf war to the streets of Mogadishu in Somalia. They have been part of the most critical operations in liberating Iraq or bringing down the strict regime in Afghanistan. This common characteristic to serve our nation has been seen around the world to help out those in need during global disasters needing humanitarian assistance.