“This was a tremendous honor and I was completely star-struck, it was a humbling experience,” said Barker-Figueroa. “I don’t want the awards to be about me, I want it to be a conduit for education and bringing awareness to current Native American issues.”
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Growing up near Tyndall Air Force Base as an Air Force “brat” wanting to follow in her Dad and Grandad’s footsteps to carry on family legacy she made the decision to become an Air Force Fighter Pilot. Maj. Ashley Rolfe is making history at the 104th Fighter Wing as the first female fighter pilot in the Wing’s seventy year history.
“I want to express my appreciation for what the Guard does,” farmer Mike Gustafson told a North Dakota Guard member. “The effort makes it comfortable for people who are dealing with the stress and the issues that could result from a catastrophic problem.
“It’s sometimes so easy to take for granted what they do, not only throughout the world for security, freedom of the lifestyle we live, but those things they do at the community level … and the presence of them here is extremely appreciated.”
An Airman with the 118th Civil Engineering Squadron, gives candy to a child at the New Life Children’s Home in Port au Prince, Haiti, March 12, 2010. Members of the squadron have been working at the home, a local orphanage that has also taken in many children injured by the January earthquake, building cabinets, storage […]