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  • “…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
  • "...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
  • "...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
  • “…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
  • “…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,
  • "...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
  • “…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.”
  • “…Off the beaten path…”

    "The outdoors allow me to get away from the hustle and bustle of California. There are a bunch of places off the beaten path to visit. You can go snowboarding in the morning and then surfing in the evening.  I have even been able to go gold panning and actually find some gold.  There are still things on my to-do list that I hope to cross off while
  • “I believe there are two traits common to effective leaders: compassion and curiosity..."

    “I believe there are two traits common to effective leaders: compassion and curiosity. Compassion to take care of your people as you would your own family, and curiosity to ask tough questions in the search for innovative solutions. Leaders that exhibit these characteristics form powerful teams capable of tackling any challenge.” Col. Larry R.
  • "...Volunteering has taught my kids values..."

    "I started volunteering when my kids wereyoung as a way for us to spend more quality time together. It seemed like a goodopportunity to show the kids how to give back to the community and have funwhile doing it. We've worked with a lot of great organizations and met reallygood people from interesting walks of life. Volunteering has taught my