A smiling red-haired woman wearing jogging apparel visited Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 12, 2019, specifically, to visit the family she gained after the passing of her son six years ago.
Cathy Powers lost her son, Senior Airman Bryce Powers, in Japan in 2013. Her son was an AMMO troop, or munitions systems specialist, in the Air Force. While he was in a coma, it was the AMMO community that reached out and assisted Powers and her husband, who was also an AMMO troop when he served. Upon Bryce's death, it was the AMMO family who performed the pallbearer detail at his funeral.
Since then, Powers has found comfort and fulfillment running across America, visiting different AMMO communities in different states. Her personal goal is 1,000 miles and is a representative of Wreaths Across America.