Last Updated on April 13, 2023 by OCF Communications

Episode 33 outline

Today, you’re going to hear from Major Tim and Kimberly Tormey, USMC (Ret.), as they share a story of God’s goodness and kindness to them. Their story centers around part of Tim’s difficult deployment to Iraq in 2014 that ultimately ended in tragedy. It’s a difficult story, but as Major Tormey puts it, quoting from the song “My Story” by Christian band Big Daddy Weave, “To tell of our story is to tell of Him.”

In this episode you’ll hear about:

  • The period of time during Maj Tormey’s deployment to the North Arabian Gulf, and specifically the events of 1 October, the ramifications of those events, and how they played out in the lives of the Tormey family afterward.
  • The crash of Major Tormey’s V-22 Osprey and the actions of the crew that evening.
  • Search-and-rescue efforts to extract Logan and Spears from the water.
  • The Class A Mishap for Major Tormey, which meant three investigations: a legal investigation, a safety investigation, and an investigation into the actions of the crew.
  • The story from Kimberly’s perspective as she recounts a series of events that began to test her faith in God.
  • Kimberly was leading a Christian women book study when news of an accident in Iraq was first received.
  • Major Tormey’s time on ship in the Arabian Gulf amidst the three-part investigation, awaiting word on the review board’s recommendation.
  • News from Liberia and their adoption agency as ebola ravaged the area.
  • Transition: Moving from balmy San Diego, a place where they had assumed they would retire, across the country to muggy Montgomery, Alabama, and the Air University at Maxwell-Gunter AF Base.
  • Major Tormey’s hurdle when it came time for promotion.
  • Here’s what Major Tormey answers these questions: Where is God’s redemption in all of this? Can it be possible to discern His plan?
  • What happened to cause the V-22 to malfunction?

About the Tormeys: Major Tim and Kimberly Tormey have been stationed at Maxwell for the past 3 years where Tim teaches at ACSC and Kim home schools their 12 children. They transitioned to full-time OCF field staff upon Tim’s retirement on March 1, 2019.

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