Air Force

September 13, 2013

In celebration of the Air Force’s 66th birthday, Sept. 18th, what inspires you to serve as an Airman?

Ibarrientos
 

Tech. Sgt. Arnaldo Ibarrientos

Unit: 452nd Force Support Squadron

Job: education service officer

Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.

Hobbies: reading, writing, exercising, spending time with my family

“I joined the Air Force because my uncle, a retired major, inspired me to join. I am continually inspired by the actions of my fellow Airman around me and I aspire to become a first sargeant so I can help inspire others as well.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhang-(1)
 

Senior Airman Ray Zhang

Unit: 452nd Force Support Squadron

Job: personnel technician

Hometown: San Gabriel, Calif.

Hobbies: working on cars and going to parties

“The skills and education I am receiving are invaluable and inspire me to continue to serve. It makes me happy to help people. When I help someone solve an issue they are having, I know I am part of something bigger, helping the overall mission to continue.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
Terorio
 

Tech. Sgt. Nestor A. Tenorio

Unit: 452nd Force Support Squadron

Job: education and training craftsman

Hometown: Rialto, Calif.

Hobbies: playing video games, reading

“Working in the base education and training center, I am inspired as I watch others pursue their careers and educational goals. I like being a part of this process in their lives and it’s exciting to make a difference along the way!”




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