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Janice Larios poses for a photo at the Thrift Shop located on Beale Air Force Base, California, Nov. 14, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Bugenig) “…it sort of forced me to get out there…”
“For me, the connection to the thrift shop is through my love of fashion and working in retail since I was 14. When the opportunity came up to be the manager here, I had that immediate connection because of my interest in fashion, but also because it is non-profit and it is for a good cause. During that time I lost a child, and when this position
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Maj. Meghan Steinour poses for a photo in her office at the 9th Medical Group clinic on Beale Air Force Base, Novemeber 9, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Bugenig) “There’s always something we can do…”
“There's a place for every specialty in medicine and mental health is where I fit, where I felt I could affect the most change. The thing I always enjoyed going through my training was the stories people brought with them. With mental health, you get to help them with the struggles that they're facing. Most of those struggles revolve around stress.
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Sam Carroll, 9th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Adventure Center recreation specialist, poses for a photo Nov. 4, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. photo/Airman Tommy Wilbourn) "...Have an adventure..."
“I startedout working at a camp in Catalina Island, California. My last summer workingthere I found out recreation isn’t just something you do for fun. Someone Iworked with was getting a degree in recreation and I thought it was a joke, butI looked into it and learned you can do many different things with it. When Imoved back home, I led a physical
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Tarey Milton, 9th Medical Operations Squadron family advocacy program assistant, poses for a photo Oct. 18, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) “…Most of the skills…”
“I joined the Navy and did four years, when I got out I decided to go to school. I finally graduated from the University of Florida in 2014 with my graduate degree. I majored in anthropology, sociology, and psychology, with a minor in urban planning. My degrees do help me with my job, but most of the skills I have were developed in my ten year
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Staff Sgt. Allison Mott, 9th Physiological Support Squadron U-2 physiological technician poses for a photo Oct. 24, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze) "...I felt the need to help however I could..."
“I have met a lot of breast cancer survivors through my involvement with “Relay For Life” I began participating during my freshman year of high school in 2004. Being that statistically one in eight women will have invasive breast cancer at some point in their life; I felt the need to help however I could. Another program I have been helping with is
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Senior Master Sgt. Eric D. Cox, 9th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, poses for a photo Oct. 18, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) "...Time and energy..."
"I have been in the Air Force for 20 years and been atBeale for five years. As the career assistance advisor, I'm in a position toadvise and help develop the Airmen at Beale and I absolutely love it. I can'tbelieve I got the opportunity to do this; 100 percent of my time and energy isspent helping Airmen. My favorite part of the job is when I am
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Airman Bianca Tran, 9th Force Support Squadron food services, poses for a photo Aug. 23, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)



“…It was my senior year in high school…”
"I'm the youngest of my siblings and the first to join the military. My dad is very proud of me, he brags to his customers about me all the time. And if my mom was still here, she would be too. Before my mom passed away, my sisters and I were living with my dad and we were hotel hopping because Hurricane Sandy damaged our home. We all eventually
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Tech. Sgt. Matthew, 234 Intelligence Squadron intelligence operations specialist, poses for a photo Aug. 23, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams. This photo was altered for security purposes)
“…The experiences I have had with total force integration have been great…”
“I enlisted in the Air National Guard almost 12 years ago, and have been full-time in one way or another the entire time. The experiences I have had with total force integration have been great. They have allowed me to directly contribute to many positive and wonderful things. Total force integration is a pivotal instrument in the success of Beale,
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Spc. Angel M. Orriola, U.S Army Public Health Command veterinary technician, poses for a photo August 19, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tristan D. Viglianco) "...We take care of them and they take care of us..."
"I had a lot of pets growing up in Puerto Rico. When Imoved to the U.S. I became a veterinary technician in the Army. The Army is theonly branch that has vets so we get stationed and deploy with all thebranches.  As a vet tech, I work with abunch of different animals: dogs, horses, and cats. Our primary mission here isthe military working dogs. I
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Chief Master Sgt. Debra L. Fordyce, 222nd Intelligence Squadron superintendent, poses for a photo Aug. 24, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams) “…I never miss a game…”
“Football was part of the culture growing up in Nebraska. My favorite professional team is the Kansas City Chiefs. I never miss a game. Every year, I go to the Raiders vs. Chiefs game with my son, whom is a Raiders fan. Even though I get picked on for being a Chiefs fan, I make friends with whomever we sit with. Win, lose or draw, I love the excitement and that there’s always a sense of teamwork and camaraderie.”
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