By Kathy Sanford, Chapter FL1 Member and PASS Fatigue Safety Steering Committee
As I approach my retirement, I am still in disbelief at what I have accomplished over the years. At the end of your working career, you start thinking about the beginning of it all. It doesn't seem like that long ago that I was a secretary during the day and a grocery store deli clerk at night. I had a college degree but no real opportunities so I decided to join the Air Force. My father was in the Army Air Corp, so I thought the Air Force was the place to go. I enjoyed my time in military service. I met my husband and started my family. I got to see Texas, Nebraska, and Turkey. Thanks to fate, I ended up in Washington, D.C. (Andrews Air Force Base, to be precise) during the time of the first Gulf War. With a new baby and a four-year-old, and an active duty military husband, we decided that we didn't both need to get deployed. That was when I made my decision to exit the military.
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