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  • "...I love to help people..."

    “My passion is that I love to help people. I’m very giving; sometimes too giving. I like to help out if I have the ability to do so. I feel like my job in Public Health allows me to educate people and make a difference in someone’s life.”Airman Alicia Salinas, 9th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Public Health technicianHometown: Houston, TexasTo view
  • "...I gained a better perspective of what was really important..."

    “In 2009, I was on deployment in Afghanistan. My squad of four was scouting in a Mine Resistant Assault Protection Vehicle for anything out of the ordinary for a supply Convoy..."
  • "...When riding I feel freedom..."

    “I have been riding for 11 years. When riding I feel freedom. It is like when surfers chase the perfect wave and I’ve been fortunate enough to chase the same thing on a motorcycle."
  • "...I love my job..."

    “I joined security forces, because when I was five I always wanted to be a police officer. When I turned twelve, I really wanted to join the military. When I went to go enlist, they gave me the option for security forces. I asked them what it was and they told me that it’s military police, which was a combination of my childhood dreams. I love my job and I love what I do.”
  • "...Mothers wear many hats..."

    "I always appreciated my mother, but I never truly understood that love until I had my own kids. When I was young, my parents were strict and I became rebellious. I looked at my mom differently then, but as I got older we became closer. Our relationship is awesome, she is my best friend and she is always there to talk about anything. Mothers wear
  • "...I’ve learned the sweet magic of a cheerful face..."

    "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
  • "...His stories are why both my dad and I served in the Air Force..."

    "He is Sam Stanley from Rushville, Indiana. He was drafted in 1942 and put in the Air Corps because he had worked in an airplane factory in Connersville, Indiana as a riveter. He was a flight engineer (crew chief) on a B-24 Liberator. He flew 17 combat sorties and was injured during his service, then placed on restricted duty. He returned stateside
  • "...Everyone encounters opportunities to perform good deeds..."

    “Everyone encounters opportunities to perform good deeds. I am a spiritual person. When I saw this person in a wheelchair with one leg and no shoes struggling on the side of the highway, I remembered a scripture from reading the Bible… when I was naked you clothed me, when I was hungry you fed me… I had to help him I couldn’t let that stand; so I
  • "...Germany is my favorite place to live because my grandmother lives there…”

    “I’ve lived in Germany, South Carolina, the Azores, and now California. Germany is my favorite place to live because that’s where my grandmother lives. She gives me toys and candy.” Clarrisa Loeseke, Age 7, Daughter of Senior Master Sgt. Shannon Loeseke, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering flight superintendent Hometown: Zemmer-Rodt,
  • "...passion and a strong desire to help people…”

    "I attended nursing school before I joined the Air Force. After three years of attendance, I decided not to continue on with nursing and instead enlist in the Air Force. Ironically, without my recruiter’s prior knowledge, I was selected to work as a Medical Service Specialist. This worked well because it affirmed where I was supposed to be. Ten