My son is a proud member of the Air National Guard. He is a fuels specialist, the one who fills up those F-15s. It takes many hours of school, ongoing training and hard work to achieve the expertise that it takes not only to learn this job, but also to become an exceptional Guardsman. Joe has served proudly for 10-plus years. He has served not only in the U.S, but has gone overseas for the summer more than once, so others can come home on leave to spend time with their families. Knowing the training that these Guardsman receive here in Boise at Gowen Field, I am not only a proud mother, but also a proud veteran and American citizen. That “noise” is music to my ears. It makes me feel just a little safer, prouder and humble knowing of their unselfish desire to serve their country and community.
Carol Parisi, Boise