“...Given me structure and taught me professionalism…”

Airman 1st Class Luca Lagares, 9th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission technician, poses for a photo June 21, 2017 at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

Airman 1st Class Luca Lagares, 9th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission technician, poses for a photo June 21, 2017 at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

“My older brother joined the Marines and he encouraged me to join the armed forces, but I wanted to get a feel for what college classes were like. I decided to take classes at a community college. I was working at the same time and living with my parents. It was getting boring and I didn’t want to do it for the next four years, so I went to the recruiter and decided to join the Air Force. The Air Force has given me structure and taught me professionalism. Eventually when I get out I plan to keep my education going and get a degree in electrical engineering. I really like the new technology that is coming out and I would like to work with augmented reality.”

 

Airman 1st Class Luca Lagares, 9th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission technician


Hometown: San Rafael, California