By Airman Robert J. Volio, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 10, 2014
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.