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Bethel resident receives First Lady Volunteer of the Year Award

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2021 First Lady Volunteer of the Year award recipients. From left to right, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Anna DeVolld, Rachel Sallaffie, John Green, Carl Schrader, Nona Safra and First Lady Rose Dunleavy. Honorees not pictured: Amie Haakenson and Billie Kassel.

A Bethel woman has been honored as one of seven Alaskans to receive this year’s First Lady Volunteer of the Year Award. Bethel resident Rachel Sallaffie received the honor on Oct. 7 for her volunteer work with the Alaska National Guard. She serves as the Family Readiness Group Leader for the 297th Infantry Battalion, B Company. In her role, she supports families and soldiers, connects them with services, and organizes family-oriented events. A description of her award calls Sallaffie the “backbone and ‘Mother’ of the Alaska National Guard Armory in Bethel.”

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