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Chadwick McCready, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron biologist, poses for a photo May 18, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco) “...Having a piece of nature on base is good for everyone…”
“I grew up in a small farming town so I have always been interested in biology and the outdoors. I was always playing outside in the grass and trying to catch wildlife. When I got older I became interested in music and actually played bass in a metal band for a while. However, I always had the drive to go back to school and study wildlife, so I went back to school and got a degree in biology. After working in the Bay Area I came to Beale about a year ago. I was interested in working with the military because bases can act like nature reserves with their land. This is especially evident at Beale with a lot of the land being basically untouched. At Beale I act as a liaison between the environment, the public, and the military. In doing so, I ensure our mission is completed while still preserving our natural ecosystems and resources. I believe these resources have an intrinsic value and having a piece of nature on base is good for everyone.”
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Tech. Sgt. Michael Steimer, 9th Force Support Squadron the noncommissioned officer in charge of the community partnership office, poses for a photo May 11, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Douglas P. Lorance) “…I want to do everything I can…”
"I've been the noncommissioned officer in charge of the community partnership office since last October, meaning I am responsible for ensuring Airmen have plenty of events to attend on and off base. It's an experimental job title Beale has been assigned to test and I am the third person at this base to hold the position. I gained some experience hosting events when I ran the fitness center, but having to organize large scale events and arrange for civilians to come on base is definitely a big difference. We use every avenue we can to make the base aware of the events we have planned. I even personally visit Airmen at their shops to inform them of an upcoming event. It's my job to make sure there's always something to do on base, and I want to do everything I can to make each event memorable."
0 5/15
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Tech Sgt Julian Jones, 9th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of pass and registration, poses for a photo May 2, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Douglas P. Lorance) “…I conquered a fear today…”
“I saw a flier advertising the blood drive and thought about how it’s been on my bucket list to donate blood. I’ve always been terrified of needles, but life is about getting over your fears and overcoming obstacles. Plus, I potentially helped someone by giving blood since you can only get it from another living source. Once I looked at it from that angle, I knew donating blood was something I needed to do. While donating, I focused on what the outcome would be to minimize my anxiety. By thinking about how my blood could potentially save someone’s life, I was able to ease my tension about needles and I conquered a fear today. The Air Force taught me if you stay focused on the end goal, you can get through anything.”
0 5/08
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Airman 1st Class Henry Nelson, 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels specialist, poses for a photo April 26, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. “...I hadn’t been around death or funerals…”
“Honor guard performs colors for various events, but our main priority is recognizing those who have passed away by serving as pallbearers at their funerals. Being a pallbearer can be very difficult and saddening. I hadn’t been around death or funerals very much before, but at the end when you hand the flag off and all of the family members are thanking you I feel like I’ve done something good. One time we worked a funeral alongside a fire department for a firefighter who was also in the reserves. It was a large service and the way they were talking about him had an impact on me. When I was folding the flag for him I kept thinking about how they viewed him. I wanted to give him a perfect flag fold because he was an amazing person and all of these people loved and respected him. Being in the honor guard has given me a new perspective.”
0 5/01
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Miyoshi Scales, 9th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center training technician, poses for a photo Apr. 20, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Douglas P. Lorance) “…Every day is an adventure…”
“I care for 2-year-olds at the base’s Child Development Center. I love working with children because every day is an adventure. The children are constantly doing new things and learning new skills. We ensure the children are safe and work towards developing their individual needs. The kids get to interact with different games and activities to
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2017
Senior Airman Ashley Gardner, 9th Intelligence Squadron aerial film processor, poses for a photo, March 13, 2017 at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Douglas Lorance) “…It’s a completely different world here…”
“I’ve been in Public Affairs for about six years and I’ve been at Beale for a good six months. When I was in tech school they told me about this place and I dreaded it. I had no film processing experience whatsoever before I came to Beale, but then I ended up getting assigned here and I’ve been enjoying it. Normally in regular PA we go out, find
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2017
Master Sgt. Mark Salzman, 9th Reconnaissance Wing plans & programs superintendent, poses for a photo Apr. 6, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Douglas Lorance) "...We might see someone who is struggling..."
"While stationed in Alaska, Ifelt isolated and stuck in a rut, but then someone reached out to me and mademe feel welcome. If it wasn't for them, I may have made the mistake of gettingout of the Air Force. This is my second year as a Green Dot coordinator. Theprogram focuses on prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, andstalking. This is
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Master Sgt. Tiffany, 234th Intelligence Squadron imagery operations flight chief, poses for a photo Mar. 29, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tommy Wilbourn) "...I was able to settle down and plant my roots..."
"The Air Force sent me to Bealeas my first duty station. I've been lucky enough to stay here my whole careerand I was able to settle down and plant my roots. My husband and I are veryoutdoorsy so this area is perfect for us. The big differences between Marylandand California are no humidity and not having to shovel snow. The best thingabout being
0 4/03
2017
1st Lt. Christine, 9th Intelligence Squadron mission operations commander, poses for a photo at Beale Air Force Base, California.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffery Schultze) “…Enlisted with the goal of commissioning…”
“After 9/11 I wanted to serve my country and protect everybody. Joining the military is big in my family so I enlisted in the Air Force as security forces. I was enlisted for a year on active duty and for four years in the reserves. I originally enlisted with the goal of commissioning. I also wanted to become an officer to change some of the issues I saw while enlisted, so I went to Syracuse University. After I went through ROTC, I commissioned into intelligence. Now as an officer, I enjoy working to fix any problems which may arise.”
0 3/27
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Staff Sgt. Tamra Baity, 9th Force Support Squadron storeroom non-commissioned officer in charge, poses for a photo, March 8, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze) "...Going to Nebraska for my first assignment was a huge change for me..."
“I joined the Air Force from Hawaii and basic training was the first time I had left the island. Then going to Nebraska for my first assignment was a huge change for me as an island girl. I come from a family with a lot of people that have served in the military, and I grew up around the hospitality industry so those were major reasons why I
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