Supporting Veterans and Military Families

                       Keeran Shumway

                       USAF Veteran

Keeran's entire life has been dedicated to the military. She served in the US Air Force from 1979-1981. She is the daughter of a Korean and Vietnam War Vet (USAF) and stepdaughter of a Korean and Vietnam War Vet (USAF). She has two sons currently serving in the Air National Guard 109th Airlift Wing, Stratton Air National Guard, Scotia NY.

Keeran is a Blue Star Mom who well knows the hardship of a son or daughter who is deployed.  She understands the difficulties family experience during and post deployment and brings with her a network of many organizations that assist military families. Keeran supports our men and women in uniform by volunteering at the Captain John J. McKenna, IV Military Courtesy Room at Albany International airport . The Military Courtesy Room provides a quiet, comfortable place to relax, sleep, and grab a complimentary bite to eat for military personnel on their way to or from deployments. comfortable location to relax, grab a complimentary bite to eat.

Keeran is a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, whose mission is to provide dignity and respect at memorial services honoring Fallen Military Heroes, First Responders and honorably discharged Veterans.  She is a committee member of Leatherstocking Honor Flight(LHF).  LHF flies our heroes, free of charge, to Washington, DC to experience and reflect together at their memorials. She is also a social member of the Red Knights MC Chapter 53.  The Red Knights promote the brotherhood of firefighting, motorcycle safety,  and provides support to various non-profit charities.
Keeran was Race Director for the Stephen Stiller Tunnel to Towers Albany 5k Run/Walk (2011 & 2012) as well as the current Volunteer Climb Director for Stephen Stiller Tunnel to Towers Albany Tower Climb(2016).  The mission of this Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. They also honor military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.