The 2020 NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola is more than just a military appreciation platform — it‘s a campaign that salutes all who have gone above and beyond to keep their fellow members of society safe and healthy. During a global pandemic that has impacted almost every aspect of our daily lives, they have been there for us — doctors, nurses, EMTs, first responders, etc. Now, it‘s our turn to be there for them and to give recognition where it‘s deserved the most.
In this edition of NASCAR Salutes Refreshing Moments, we’re highlighting the work of U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Milanie Laigo Flores at Pope Army Airfield and Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Laigo Flores led the 24/7 operations of the 43 MDS Unit Control Center in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for more than 57 days. In addition to that, she developed the Pope Army Airfield personnel medical tracking process. This process ensured clear communication with the Air Mobility Operations Group (AMOG) and Major Command (MAJCOM) leadership and accountably of all personnel impacted by COVID-19. This process involved ID’ing, assessing and clearing members to return to duty enabling AMOG and Pope AAF partner unit‘s mission of supporting the immediate response force amid the global pandemic.
For the first time ever, NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola kicked off with the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as the platform shifts to a mid-summer window due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola, which runs through July 31, will see the NASCAR industry honor United States Armed Forces and frontline healthcare heroes as part of this year‘s expanded program — an industry-wide opportunity to recognize and thank those who keep society safe and healthy.