The Dyess We Care Team was out painting houses. This includes Brandi's home, which hadn't been taken care of much before she got it.
"I was born here in Abilene, but was raised in Indiana. And my father passed away last year, last may and he left the house to me," said Ethridge. "And he didn't believe in doing any updates to it so it's basically the way it was when it was built."
The Abilene native has had mixed feelings while watching her childhood home be transformed.
"It's kind of a bittersweet moment for me. This is the way, i was born and brought to this house. This is the way i remember it. And now that it's me with my children in the home and everything's gone to how my family likes, it's kind of bittersweet," she said.
The We Care Team saw more volunteers than they were expecting today, which has a lot to do with what this community means to Dyess.
"This used to be base housing, this used to be a really nice area, predominate area that we used to stay in. And that's what we're mainly about, helping other airmen," said team leader Abraham Carrillo. "So if these fellow airmen that were in the military, it would be awesome to get it back to the status that it was before to show them how much we appreciate what they did."
It's volunteering in areas like the Alameda community that makes the We Care program a team.
"It makes you feel more like you are part of Dyess, that you belong to this air force and this air base," said Carrillo.