• Lt. Col. Robert J. Phillips browses items before placing a bid on a gift certificate to a local restaurant as K.C Bertling (middle) and Sarah Trial, AER coordinators for USASMDC/ARSTRAT, assist.

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    Lt. Col. Robert J. Phillips browses items before placing a bid on a gift certificate to a local restaurant as K.C Bertling (middle) and Sarah Trial, AER coordinators for USASMDC/ARSTRAT, assist.

  • Debby Heidt (left) places a bid as Sharon Crawford browses.

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    Debby Heidt (left) places a bid as Sharon Crawford browses.

  • Sarah Trial assists Col. Cheryl R. Lewis in finding books to purchase.

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    Sarah Trial assists Col. Cheryl R. Lewis in finding books to purchase.

  • John Davis browses the historical memorabilia.

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    John Davis browses the historical memorabilia.

  • (From left) Sam Bertling, Anna Edmonds, Master Sgt. Erika White and K.C. Bertling discuss bids at the "goodie" table.

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    (From left) Sam Bertling, Anna Edmonds, Master Sgt. Erika White and K.C. Bertling discuss bids at the "goodie" table.

  • Master Sgt. Erika White browses through the numerous books after placing a bid on a set of cookware.

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    Master Sgt. Erika White browses through the numerous books after placing a bid on a set of cookware.

  • Linda Ratliff admires a glass decanter as K.C. Bertling places a bid and Sarah Trial assists participants.  Bertling and Trial are AER coordinators for USASMDC/ARSTRAT.  They helped in coordinating the White Elephant Sale.

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    Linda Ratliff admires a glass decanter as K.C. Bertling places a bid and Sarah Trial assists participants. Bertling and Trial are AER coordinators for USASMDC/ARSTRAT. They helped in coordinating the White Elephant Sale.

  • Steven Davis and Linda Ratliff playfully get a little too competitive over this glass decanter.

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    Steven Davis and Linda Ratliff playfully get a little too competitive over this glass decanter.

  • Mario Ares places a bid on a color ink jet printer during the White Elephant Sale May 7 at USASMDC/ARSTRAT.

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    Mario Ares places a bid on a color ink jet printer during the White Elephant Sale May 7 at USASMDC/ARSTRAT.

<b>REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.</b> - The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's White Elephant Sale raised more than $800 May 7 here for the Army Emergency Relief Campaign.

Employees and sponsors donated a wide variety of items to include cookware, collectible memorabilia, chocolate baskets, and gift certificates. Participants were able to handwrite bids on the items throughout the day. The winning bids were announced to an anxious crowd at 1 p.m. The AER Campaign began March 1 and ends May 31.

AER has been the Army's emergency financial assistance organization since February 1942. AER has helped more than three million Soldiers and Family members providing more than $1 billion in assistance. Many needs exist that this one campaign helps to meet throughout the year.

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