"...deep sense of pride..."

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  • By Senior Airman Justin Parsons
"In a career field with a predominantly male presence, I have witnessed strong women thrive. Since being at Beale I have been able to work with some of the first female Chiefs in our career field. It's inspiring to see women who are paving the way for future generations of female Airmen. I made it a point to learn from them and draw on their experiences as to how they believe they have been successful in their lives. Recently, I have been able to speak to young women in high school interested in joining the military. This has given me a deep sense of pride knowing they can look at me knowing they can do it too. It has been a humbling experience for me. Plus, seeing the look on peoples' faces when I tell them I build bombs is pretty awesome."

Tech. Sgt. Ashley Long, 9th Munitions Squadron Air Force Combat Ammunition Center combat adviser