We discussed the Air Force Heroes recently awarded Air Force Crosses, Military Spouse Appreciation Day (this Friday), the Budget Control Act (most had never heard of it but when I explained the implications for DoD you could see their eyes opening), the response to the Haiti earthquake and of course, the many missions of the Air Force. It was a chance to brag about the airmen we are so proud and their families as well. The audience included several WW II veterans and when I mentioned my dad and father in law were also veterans of their era they laughed when I mentioned my dads' ages. A discussion then occurred about how "young" they were. A lively crew for sure and one had served as an aircrew member flying 23 missions in the Italian theatre.
|F-35 USAF Photo|
If you find the opportunity to tell civilian friends, your community or schools about our military services, take it! It is a golden opportunity to recognize those who have served, are serving and you might even help a young person decide to look at serving their country!