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Staff Sgt. Andrew Bergdorf, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron power production supervisor, rides his road bike on Beale Air Force Base, California, April 19, 2016. Bergdorf has been selected to compete in the Department of Defense Wounded Warrior Games which will take place at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 14-22, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael J. Hunsaker) Bergdorf: Odyssey of an Airman
The calmness prior to an engagement with enemy combatants resembles the calmness before a storm. The air is still and sounds are quiet, life is bliss and then in a moments instance muzzle flashes erupt, bullets are whistling by your head and rocket-propelled-grenades are exploding. Chaos engulfs around you, but in this moment years of training and heightened senses take over and one goal consumes your thoughts. How do I keep everyone safe?
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