AWRAC volunteers support the 6th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Classic

Sgt. Lucas Oppelt prepares to putt as Sgt. Adam Jankowski and Sgt. Christopher Mijo of the Fairfax-based Army Web Risk Assessment Cell, in red, look on. (Contributed photo)

Sgt. Lucas Oppelt prepares to putt as Sgt. Adam Jankowski and Sgt. Christopher Mijo of the Fairfax-based Army Web Risk Assessment Cell, in red, look on. (Photo by by Capt. Scott E. Campbell, Army Web Risk Assessment Cell)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Seventeen Soldiers from the Army Web Risk Assessment Cell, or AWRAC, volunteered in support of the Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Classic at the Army-Navy Country Club July 15, 2013, in Alexandria, Va.

Senator Dan Coats of Indiana visits with Sgt. Lucus Oppelt, who is also from Indiana. (Contributed photo)

Senator Dan Coats of Indiana visits with Sgt. Lucus Oppelt, who is also from Indiana. (Photo by by Capt. Scott E. Campbell, Army Web Risk Assessment Cell)

Twenty-five teams of four participated in the tournament. Each of the teams hosted at least one Wounded Warrior. The tournament helps to raise contributions for the Yellow Ribbon Fund. The fund has collectively raised more than one million dollars in the previous five years and will add over $200,000 to the cause after this year’s tournament. Together the members of the AWRAC and the ANCC volunteers contributed $1,957 to the cause.”A day on a golf course as nice as Army-Navy Country Club was a great experience,” said Sgt. Lucas Oppelt, a Wounded Warrior and tournament player. “The club should be proud of conditions of the course, and the support provided to an organization that provides help for our Wounded Soldiers in a time of need. I hope one day I can contribute to the Yellow Ribbon Fund to repay all of the support that has been given to me!”

“This was a great opportunity for us to support our brothers and sisters in arms who have sacrificed so much in their service to our country.” said Sgt. Adam Jankowski of the AWRAC.

The tournament hosted several dignitaries in addition to our Wounded Warriors. Among the guests were Senator Dan Coats of Indiana, and Jake Tapper and S. E. Cupp of CNN.

“It was an honor to visit with Sgt. Oppelt and thank him in person for his remarkable service to our country,” said Coats. “I am inspired by men like Lucas who have sacrificed more than a country could ever ask and the many volunteers and organizations like the Yellow Ribbon Fund that help with the long-term needs of our injured troops.”

The AWRAC is at team of 20 mobilized Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard’s Data Processing Unit in Fairfax, Va. The AWRAC supports Army Cyber Command by conducting operations security reviews of the Army’s public facing websites to develop a vulnerability assessment.

Story by Capt. Scott E. Campbell, Army Web Risk Assessment Cell

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