Yvonne Yates is a U.S. Air Force veteran and known local humanitarian. She was honored for her military service at the Winterfest Car Show on Saturday.

Local Air Force Veteran and humanitarian Yvonne Yates was honored for her years of military service by Toxic Toyz Car Club during their Winterfest Car Show on Saturday. Yates was one of two veterans honored on Saturday, with the other being Marine Corps Veteran Mike Engel.

“I was in the Air Force from 1994 to 1998 and that was during Desert Storm and also the Bosnia invasion,” Yates said. “And because of those two, I was at a stealth base at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, the only place the stealths were here in the country. The whole time I was in, we were at war. We wore BDUs, even though I was in the Air Force and had Air Force blues, I never wore them except for a picture. There was about 5,000 soldiers at my base, and I worked in the military personnel flight, the MPF.”