Coyotes walk for a cure for breast cancer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Sara Beth Piland
  • 190th Public Affairs
Members of the 190th Air Refueling Wing never back down from a challenge. That proved to be the case when Maj. Joe Blubaugh challenged fellow wing members to donate $500 to the 190th Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team. Their reward was seeing Blubaugh get his head shaved by SMSgt Dena Swisher during the June UTA.

Swisher is undergoing treatment for breast cancer and is serving as the team's honorary captain. Blubaugh thought it would be a great way to support Swisher as she battles the disease while raising money to help find a cure.

"Dena is doing a great job kicking cancer's butt! It was my hope this small gesture would let her know that she's not alone and her coworkers are here to support her," said Blubaugh.

190th members, family and retirees are welcome to join or donate to the Making Strides team by searching for '190th Air Refueling Wing' at Please contact Blubaugh or Capt. Penny Jamvold if you have questions.