With her heart heavy after seeing how Hurricane Harvey impacted the people of Texas, Gina Austin decided to pack up gear and supplies, leave her California home and try to rescue who ever she could. Having served twenty-two years in the Navy, she says her time spent in Texas was like a bad deployment. While she worked with a rescue group doing so much good, Gina saw a lot of evil. Not only did they get shot at, seven state troopers were run over by a car. But the look on the little boy’s face when Gina reunited him with his chihuahua that she rescued made all the difference.
Having returned from deployment in Qatar, Senior Airman Andrew Fawley couldn’t wait to see his best friend, Blue. When Andrew deployed nine months ago he left Blue with his mom, Mitzi in Tennessee. Mitzi had some help getting Blue back home to Spokane, Washington thanks to a few pilots with Pilots N Paws.