HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In the aftermath of March 11 (Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami), MSG Chandra Davis sprung into action.
She played a key role in coordinating relief efforts between the Air Force, Army and Navy. Her efforts helped get humanitarian relief to 25,000 people.
Aside from her normal work, MSG Davis works with 12 organizations on-base and around the community.
She volunteers with the Military Youth Action Council, which monitors kids from military families whose parents are deployed. They try to give those students extra attention whether it's counseling or academic assistance.
"We pay more attention to those kids to make sure they are on an even keel with the other students," MSG Davis says.
And whether she's giving of herself at the Safe Haven Homeless Shelter, Habitat for Humanity or the Pacific Air Museum, she makes every moment a teaching moment.
"I bring my son along," she says. "He sits at the USO and greets people. He goes to the food shelter and feeds people. He's right there by my side and he's learning the value of service and I think that's important."
MSG Davis' efforts have impacted military members, their families, their youth and members of our entire community.
MSG Davis is the Red Cross Military Hero of the Year.