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Calvin Tucker

Calvin Tucker, 30th Force Support Squadron chief of sustainment services flight, poses next to his shadow box containing his military accomplishments, Nov. 7, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Veterans Day is a nationally celebrated holiday that honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Robert J. Volio/Released)

Calvin Tucker, 30th Force Support Squadron chief of sustainment services flight, poses next to his shadow box containing his military accomplishments, Nov. 7, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Veterans Day honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Robert J. Volio/Released)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg honors those who served and continue to serve.

Q: When did you begin serving? When did you retire?
A: I came in the Air Force on September 26, 1972 and I retired on October 1, 2000.


Q: What was your job?
A: My last job as a Chief Master Sgt. was 60th Services Squadron superintendent, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. I directly advised the commander on all enlisted matters to include awards, training and manpower. I also assisted in managing operations to successfully meet mission requirements.


Q: What is your current job?
A: I am the 30th Force Support Squadron chief of sustainment services flight, which basically entails everything from my previous job when I was enlisted. The club, the dining facilities, the fitness center and lodging are all under my supervision.


Q: What does Veterans Day mean to you?
A: Whenever I think about Veterans Day, I think about the people who sacrificed so much for us. It's such a valiant thing to stand up and want to serve your country. Whenever I think about Veterans Day, I think about how all those who have protected and still are protecting our freedoms and this great country that we live in.


Q: What does it mean to be a veteran yourself?
A: Every time I think about it, it means those who went before us. Even in my 28 years of serving, I'm forever indebted to those who have served and are still serving.


Q: What should Vandenberg Airmen reflect upon this upcoming Veterans Day?
A: Vandenberg Airmen should look up on those who have built up on what we have today. The freedom that people sacrificed for, now you have to uphold that banner - Old Glory.