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Team Jami wins 2013 branch challenge

During the Truckers for Troops telethon, veterans and supporters of the five armed services have competed for the last several years to see which branch called in the most to donate to their fellow troops. Truckers who called in to participate also “cast a vote” on behalf of the branch of choice.

This unofficial “branch challenge” began during the radio telethon a few years ago. People would call in and give a shout-out to their former branch. The Membership Department started keeping track. When OOIDA’s trucking news radio show “Land Line Now” Anchor Reed Black, a proud Army veteran, found out about the challenge he boasted that his fellow Army vets would likely exceed the efforts of all other branches put together.

Land Line Magazine Managing Editor Jami Jones offered to lead the team that would include all other branches.

This year, votes from branches other than Army pushed Team Jami to victory over Team Reed and Army. LL