According to Tim Elge's Fitbit watch our one-day trip to DC on April 13, netted him:
Pat Nuss enlisted in the United States Air Force after being a teacher for two years. She decided she needed a change of pace, and scenery. She had always wanted to see the world (and wear those pretty blue uniforms).
Nuss went to basic training at Fort Lachlan, where she then furthered her learning of being an officer. The first lessons taught were how to march, and accurately be a flight leader.
As we all know, joining the military can be tremendously hard, especially when you are forced to cut off most communication with the outside world, including family. Though it wasn't as difficult for her because she had been living independently from her family for quite sometime.
Unlike many others’ experience with military food, Pat thought the food was excellent.
There are many regulations within the Air Force, and hair standards is one of them. Women’s hair couldn't touch the collar of the uniform, so many women swept their hair into buns, while others opted for a short haircut. Pat was one of the women who decided to keep it short.
Ms. Nuss’ dream of traveling the world came true. She ended up traveling all throughout the states throughout her time in service. She visited states such as: Texas, Florida, and ended up being stationed in Arizona.
There's many ranks in the Air Force, and Pat ended her service as a second lieutenant. Over all she enjoyed her time in service.
by Cheyenne Glines
By Abby Kleager
I have known Mr. Rick Bell for a little while now as the veteran is an Aurora High School staff member. Rick and his wife, Diane, have four children - Jake, Nate, Kristin, and Andrew. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1987 to 1993. Rick served as a medic during the Persian Gulf War. He planned to make the military a career and became an NBC specialist but plans changed. When he returned back from the war, Rick went back to school to become a math teacher. While getting to know Mr. Bell, I learned so much about him and gained a wide respect for him.
Fun Fact: Rick can barely eat chicken anymore as he ate it so much when he was in the military.