TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Newmaker: Nicole McAfoose

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Tech Sgt. Nicole McAfoose, 29, of Moon.
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 10:01 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: McAfoose put together an event that involved National Guard members donating board games and money to Children's Hospital. Fourteen guardsmen then paid the children a visit, playing the games with them.

Age: 29

Residence: Moon

Family: Husband, Myke McAfoose, and sons, Aiden, 8, and Carter, 3.

Occupation: McAfoose is a full-time command post controller for the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Findlay. Command post controllers gather, analyze and communicate information to support the base's operations and manage emergency and rescue communications with outside agencies.

Background: When she took one of her sons to Children's Hospital this spring, she remembered her own experience being there when she was 6 with a kidney infection. So she organized the fundraiser, collecting $500 and several new board games, in addition to asking the guardsmen to visit the children. She now plans to hold the event every year.

Education: Bachelor's degree in marketing from Slippery Rock University.

Quote: “We went (to Children's) and spent a day with the children playing games. We gave them dog tags and medals for being brave and just had a great day.”

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Public implored to avoid iPhone cases that resemble guns
  2. Fireworks displays costly, but W. Pa. communities feel obligated
  3. Tradition rules in Pittsburgh: Keep bridge color the same, poll finds
  4. Plenty going on in Pittsburgh over holiday weekend
  5. Higher school taxes prevail in Western Pennsylvania, Trib finds
  6. South Side Slopes police chase ends with car into a front porch
  7. Wabash Tunnel to open to inbound, high-occupancy vehicles Saturday night
  8. July 4 road and river closures
  9. Newsmaker: Tessa Jimenez
  10. Run-down duplex that Dormont helped to rehab not on the market long
  11. Pitt researchers using grant to find cures for viruses from mosquitoes