Recent achievements: 184th Wing Airman of the Year and 184th Wing Honor Guard Member of the Year.
My story: Growing up, joining the military was one of the first goals I remember setting when I was 12 years old. In school, I ran long-distance and enjoyed mental/physical challenges. I hoped to enlist after high school. Turned out, life had different plans for me—an ACL reconstruction at 18 years old. A few years later I happened to mention to a friend that I was still interested in serving but was looking for a unit that was organized and competent. He recommended I talk to the 184th recruiting team and I was blown away with that first impression. Out of all the recruiters I had spoken to from every single branch, the 184th was the unit I was looking for.
By Staff Sgt. Alex Brun, 184th Wing Public Affairs.
Master Sgt. Ross Chappell, superintendent of Emergency Management, 184th Civil Engineer Squadron, brought military members from different branches together for an intense two-week training at Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii, July 29 through Aug. 9.
My story: I grew up with my dad being in the Air Force so I saw firsthand the organization and discipline the military had to offer. I decided during high school that I was going to take my own path and go to college for athletic training. After two years of college I realized college is expensive. I decided to join the military to get college paid for. I waited four months to go to BMT and after finishing BMT seeing how proud my dad was with me crossing that blue line I decided to make the most out of the military and stay in for as long as the Air Force will keep me.
I still plan on going back to college and getting my degree so that I can take the step towards commissioning. I had to wait over a year to make it to tech school which has really slowed me down in returning to college and getting my commission. I am grateful for everything my family has done for me to get me where I am today. I am honored to have been awarded the Airman of the Quarter award and I plan on doing my best in the Air Force and making a positive name for myself and my family. e