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February 14, 2016

Both my parents were in the Air Force most of my early childhood.  I was born at Langley AFB and moved to Luke right before my 2nd birthday. That’s where I grew up.  I went to day care and eventually elementary school on the base until 5th grade, when my parents retired. They retired in […]

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Maj Sara Reed is a veteran and Reserve officer of the United States Air Force.  Sara was commissioned as an officer in May 2001 and served on active duty for her first assignment at Shaw AFB, SC.  During her first assignment, Sara served as a logistics officer, supporting deployments in support of Operations Northern Watch, […]

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Hello my name is Nancy Jessenia Vanessa Pancán-Vargas. I was born in Gualán-Zacapa, Guatemala, and raised in Auburn, CA. I am the oldest of five siblings. All the men on my father’s side have served in the military for generations including my father who served in the Guatemalan Special Forces, Kaibil. He inspired me to […]

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After I graduated high school in 2002, I joined the Army Reserve as a Cargo Specialist (88H). Unfortunately, I was injured in basic training and my injuries were not diagnosed until advanced individual training, and I was unable to deploy to Afghanistan with my unit. I was discharged in 2005 under conditions other than honorable […]

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As part of our series “What Does a Woman Veteran Look Like”, Women Veterans Alliance would like to introduce you to Navy Veteran, Kathy Takayama. Story Updated October 17 Kathy Takayama grew up a U.S. Navy brat and followed in her father’s footsteps, serving for five years as a Navy officer. Her father retired as […]

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