Hometown hero recognized for outstanding work in the Air Force

Air Force District of Washington
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Date: 04.10.2013
Posted: 04.10.2013 13:28
News ID: 104940

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - Who/What: Senior Airman Tiffany Miles was recently selected as one of Air Force District of Washington’s “Capital Airmen” for 2013. The airmen (service members and civil servants) who are showcased in this initiative have exemplified the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all they do. Miles has an amazing story about her Air Force career, and is excited to share what it means to her to serve her country.

Hometown: Kinston, N.C.

When: Throughout 2013, AFDW Public Affairs will be sending hometown news releases to media outlets in all 50 states and U.S. territories to spread the word about the amazing jobs our Airmen are performing in the National Capital Region.

Duty location: Joint Base Andrews, Maryland


To request an interview with Miles, please contact Tech. Sgt. Tammie Moore at 240-612-6486 or Ms. Erika Glon at 240-612-6484.


Miles graduated from Kinston High School in 2006. After graduating from high school Miles was torn between joining the Air Force and enrolling in the Art Institute of New York. She decided to leave her future to fate; she applied to the Art Institute and contacted a recruiter with the mindset that whoever contacted her first would determine where she went. While she was processing though the Military Entrance Processing Station to leave for Air Force Basic Training she learned she was accepted to the Art Institute. She broke down crying; however, at this point she had not completed her enlistment paperwork. She was free to leave the MEPS station and become a full time fashion student. After some quick contemplation, Miles decided to join the Air Force.

In addition to being named a Capital Airman, Miles has been recognized several other times in her short career. She was named Airman of the Quarter five times and Airman of the Year. Her professionalism and outstanding duty performance also lead leadership to select her to attend Super Bowl XLVII as a guest of the United Service Organizations.

Miles plans to continue her service with the Air Force and has set a lofty goal. “My goal is to become the first African American Female Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force,” she said.