"... the Air Force truly is a family..."

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  • By Robert Scott
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs
"One of the most challenging times of my career was losing a fellow Air Force member during a deployment.  It's something that you can never truly prepare for as a leader. It took a lot of thought, soul searching and mental preparation to find a balance for people to grieve as well as to continue the mission. Giving up was not an option. Our mission was vital. But the last thing I wanted to do was put someone out there who was not in the right frame of mind to maintain an aircraft. My number one concern was for everyone's well-being. We needed to come together. We did. That was one of those moments when I realized the Air Force truly is a family."

Capt. Meghan Bailey, 9th Maintenance Group, Maintenance Operations Officer in Charge

Hometown: Flanders, New Jersey

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