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Staff Sgt. Jason, 38th Intelligence Squadron, Hometown: Yonkers, New York. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Scott)
"...you can't stop doing what you love to do..."
"I played a lot of sports during my life--football, baseball, basketball, even soccer. I always gave the game my best with the goal of going to the championships. As the captain of my high school baseball team I noticed some players didn't seem to share the same enthusiasm as I did resulting in the loss of synergy. At one point, I got upset and
0 10/15
2015
A1C Matthew Benford, 9th Force Support Squadron, food specialist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Scott) "Ever since I was a little kid I wanted to be in the Air Force"
"Ever since I was a little kid I wanted to be in the Air Force. My grandfather retired as a Chief. I used to sit on his lap and he'd tell me stories of where he went around the world and the things he did. I wanted to be an Air Force mechanic. But I am partially deaf in my left ear, which prevented me from pursuing that dream. So I had to go with
0 10/08
2015
Dianna Garbett, 9th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Officer, poses for a photo at Beale Air Force Base, California, Sept. 29, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Scott)

"... you get married and work at the 'happily ever after' part..."
"I've been married for 39 years and have five children and 16 grandchildren. The biggest myth about marriage is 'you get married and live happily ever after.' The reality is you get married and work at the 'happily ever after' part. My daughter was shocked to hear that my husband, her father, is not the root of my happiness. Young couples can get
0 10/01
2015
“I grew up on a farm in Marysville, California and I can remember seeing the SR-71 Blackbird fly through the sky like a black dagger.  My parents were friends with some officers and NCOs from Beale AFB and I was inspired by their sharp looks and well-spoken attitudes. When the draft came around in 1969 it was like a nudge for me to join. Although I initially only wanted to serve for four years, 33 years went by and it was the best decision I made. I saw some amazing things from the repatriation of Vietnam POWs like Senator John McCain and Jeremiah Denton to the fall of the Berlin wall which I didn’t just read about but got to witness first-hand.” "...I can remember seeing the SR-71 Blackbird fly through the sky like a black dagger..."
"I grew up on a farm in Marysville, California and I can remember seeing the SR-71 Blackbird fly through the sky like a black dagger.  My parents were friends with some officers and NCOs from Beale AFB and I was inspired by their sharp looks and well-spoken attitudes. When the draft came around in 1969 it was like a nudge for me to join. Although I
0 9/24
2015
Staff Sgt. Virgie Yi, 9th Physiological Support Squadron assistant non-commissioned officer in charge of launch and recovery, adjusts the helmet for the high-altitude pressure suit of Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James at Beale Air Force Base, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The specialized pressure suit allows U-2 Dragon Lady pilots to safely fly at altitudes reaching 70,000 feet. James visited Beale to receive a first-hand perspective of high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from collection to dissemination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dana J. Cable) "...It was a really unique opportunity to get the chance to suit up the Secretary of the Air Force..."
"It was a really unique opportunity to get the chance to suit up the Secretary of the Air Force. To be able to show her that detailed closer look at what we do and the chance that it might factor into any decisions she makes at that level is really an awesome opportunity."Staff Sgt. Virgie Yi, 9th Physiological Support Squadron assistant
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2015
Staff Sgt. James J. Thomas, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unit security manager, poses for a photo at Beale Air Force Base, California, Aug. 3, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica B. Nelson) "...The pace of life is much different over there ..."
"I've never lived anywhere in my life for more than four years. The first time I went overseas I was in college my freshman year doing a language immersion program for two months.  The pace of life is much different over there and it took some getting used to.  One thing that I learned in traveling is that you cannot rush to judgment in anything,
0 8/04
2015
Airman 1st Class Stephen, 9th Intelligence Squadron, poses with his bicycle at Beale Air Force Base, California, July 21, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Preston L. Cherry) "...Biking can be a mental battle..."
"The longest bike ride I've accomplished is 60 miles. I'm about to ride 72 miles, at high altitude, around the perimeter of Lake Tahoe. It will be a new personal record for me, hopefully to be broken again by a 100-mile ride I am doing in August. Biking can be a mental battle fought by you or with a team. It's a great way to get out, enjoy the
0 7/22
2015
Airman 1st Class Larry, 48th Intelligence Squadron mission system technician, poses in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu outfit at Beale Air Force Base, California, July 7, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Preston L. Cherry)
"...those are the values for which I'm most grateful for...”
"I started tae kwon do when I was six and received my third-degree black belt nearly three years ago. Soon after, I began Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and now attend classes in the area twice a week as a blue belt. Martial arts taught me discipline, respect and self-control, and those are the values for which I'm most grateful for."Airman 1st Class Larry,
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2015
Airman 1st Class Willis Reddick, 9th Reconnaissance Wing Staff Judge Advocate civil law paralegal, poses for a photo July 7, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan) "...My twin brother Wesley and I grew up doing everything together..."
"Both my twin brother Wesley and I grew up doing everything together. We wore the same clothes. We joined the Air Force together and were even in the same flight together at basic training. I remember us going out and playing basketball all the time growing up. Now, he is at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, leveling up in
0 7/08
2015
Tech. Sgt. Mark Graves, 9th Munitions Squadron Air Force Combat Ammunition Center combat advisor, poses for a photo June 29, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan) "...My world revolves around my family..."
"When I look back on my career, experiencing my first base, meeting the woman who became my wife, having our two children, and buying our first home, I owe a lot to the Air Force. My world revolves around my family. The Air Force gave me that path to work hard for everything I have and provide for them."Tech. Sgt. Mark Graves, 9th Munitions
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