Pulling Together

Then Tech. Sgt. Alfred Van Gieson, now Master Sgt., a reservist air transportation specialist with 48th Aerial Port Squadron, 624th Regional Support Group, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and his son, Makoa Kekaula-Van Gieson, celebrate a point in volleyball during a party at the Leeward Kai Canoe Club at Kalaianaole Beach Park in Nanakuli, Oahu, Hawaii, Aug 13, 2016. Van Gieson, an Air Force reservist, is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a world champion outrigger, or Va'a, paddler and the coach at the canoe club, which was founded by his grandparents, where he tries to be a positive influence in the lives of local kids who hang out at the beach like he did when he was their age. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

PHOTO BY: Joseph Eddins
VIRIN: 160813-F-LW859-030.JPG
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