Defending Our Defenders
Date: 8/21/2012 Album ID: 1520102
Photos by Rachel Rodemann
Listening session with U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at the Fort Smith Convention Center shows support for the 188th Fighter Wing.
Rachel Rodemann  Times Record U.S. Representative Randy Forbes, (R. Va.) speaks with Lewis Kaslow, military and veterans adviser to Congessman Steve Womack (Ark. District, 3) Tuesday evening at the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter wing.
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Rachel Rodemann  Times Record David Burns holds a sign Tuesday evening at the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter win.
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Fort Smith Fire and Police Honor Guard present the colors Tuesday evening at the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter win.
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All-star lineup, from left, U.S. Representative Mike Ross, U.S. Representative Tim Griffin, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, U.S. Representative Randy Forbes, (R. Va.) and U.S. Senator John Boozman honor the flag during the playing of the national anthem.
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All-star lineup, from left, U.S. Representative Mike Ross, U.S. Representative Tim Griffin, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, U.S. Representative Randy Forbes, (R. Va.) and U.S. Senator John Boozman honor the flag during the playing of the national anthem.
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The crowd cheers for the 188th watching from Afghanistan flags Tuesday evening at the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter win.
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Rachel Rodemann  Times Record U.S. Representative Randy Forbes, (R. Va.) speaks Tuesday evening at the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter wing.
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Rachel Rodemann  Times Record U.S. Representative Randy Forbes, (R. Va.) speaks with Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe Tuesday evening at the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter wing.
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Rachel Rodemann  Times Record U.S. Representative Randy Forbes, (R. Va.) speaks with Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe and U.S. Senator John Boozman Tuesday evening at the Fort Smith Convention Center before the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter wing.
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U.S. Senator John Boozman speaks Tuesday evening at the Fort Smith Convention Center before the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter wing.
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Rachel Rodemann  Times Record Robin Cooper and Michelle Posey talk while holding signs and donning Supporting My Husband t-shirts Tuesday evening at the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter win. Cooper and Posey's husbands are both members of the 188th, and currently deployed in Afghanistan.
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Rachel Rodemann  Times Record Robin Cooper and Michelle Posey talk while holding signs and donning Supporting My Husband t-shirts Tuesday evening at the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter win. Cooper and Posey's husbands are both members of the 188th, and currently deployed in Afghanistan.
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Rachel Rodemann  Times Record Elizabeth Greer, right, gives programs to Steve and Jackie Joyce Tuesday evening at the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter wing.
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Rachel Rodemann  Times Record Karla Lynn, right, and Lou Winchell hold up small flags Tuesday evening at the Defending Our Defenders listening session supporting the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th fighter win.
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