"...I’ve learned the sweet magic of a cheerful face..."

Grace Patterson, 9th Maintenance Group commander secretary, poses for a photo May 2, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael J. Hunsaker)

Grace Patterson, 9th Maintenance Group commander secretary, poses for a photo May 2, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael J. Hunsaker)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California -- "I was born in the Philippines and I met my husband at Clark Air Base in 1977 and we got married Jan 1980.  I’ve been working civil service for 36+ years. My husband and I settled here at Beale Air Force Base and we will have been here almost 20 years.  I have been the program coordinator and planner for the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month for 15 years.  Everybody always knows me by Grace. I am also a member of the choir during the Catholic Service in the Foothills chapel on base.  I work a lot and throughout the years I’ve learned the sweet magic of a cheerful face."


Grace Patterson, 9th Maintenance Group commander secretary

Hometown: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

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