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AFPC assists local youth with tasty mission

Madison Albrecht, 11, recently collected more than 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookie donations for troops overseas. (Courtesy photo)

Madison Albrecht, 11, recently collected more than 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookie donations for troops overseas. (Courtesy photo)

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Madison Albrecht, a member of Girl Scout Troop 2642, demonstrated her support for America's troops recently by collecting 18 cases -- that's more than 200 boxes -- of Girl Scout cookie donations while selling the cookies in and around her hometown of Boerne, Texas.

Working through a family friend, Madison's mom contacted members of the Air Force Personnel Center to assist the 11-year-old with her patriotic mission of delivering those cookies to deployed AFPC and 12th Security Forces Squadron servicemembers.

"It is great to see this type of generous, patriotic spirit from someone so young," said Tech. Sgt. Shauna Walker, NCO in charge of AFPC Deployments who is helping to spearhead the project. "She took it upon herself to do this, so all of us involved, including members of the base security forces, are happy to help." 

Each cookie box contains a special note from Madison, along with an e-mail address, thanking the troops for their service.

In recognition of her efforts, Maj. Gen. K.C. McClain, AFPC commander, will send Madison a commemorative coin and a personal note of gratitude for her support of America's troops overseas.