"...I never imagined myself becoming a firefighter..."

Airman 1st Class Michael Reed, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, poses in front of a fire engine at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan/Released)

Airman 1st Class Michael Reed, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, poses in front of a fire engine at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan/Released)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  "After four years of working part time jobs, I joined the Air Force. I never imagined myself becoming a firefighter, considering I have a bachelor's degree in the medical field. Although I'm not in a medical career, it's been a great learning experience and I have a positive support system at Beale."

Airman 1st Class Michael Reed, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Hometown: Texarkana, Texas

(Each week we will share a story of a Team Beale member through a candid photo, simple quote or 30 to 60 second video interview. The goal of this project is to provide a glimpse into the lives of the faces of Beale.  It's the unique attributes, backgrounds and lifestyles of our Airmen that make us the world's greatest Air Force.) 

Everyone has a story...we dare you to tell yours.


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