In honor of Public Service Recognition Week: Faces of Beale

Tonya Hatch, 9th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center child and youth program assistant, poses for a photo May 6, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan/Released)

Tonya Hatch, 9th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center child and youth program assistant, poses for a photo May 6, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan/Released)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- "My time working for the Child Development Center has been great, I love being a part of the children's lives and watching them grow. I wouldn't change it for the world. I wake up every morning excited knowing I'm helping support Team Beale and I find that very rewarding. It has also helped during my husband's deployment. He has been away close to a year and is coming home soon. Being around friends, the children and parents here has made the time go by fast."

Tonya Hatch, 9th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center child and youth program assistant

Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.

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