Keith Less, father of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Janna Less, looks down at the Air Force Commendation Medal, first oak leaf cluster, presented posthumously during his daughter's memorial service at RAF Croughton, United Kingdom, Sept. 16, 2016. During her nine years in the Air Force, Sergeant Less deployed twice to Balad, Iraq, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton/Released)
Taken: 09.16.2016 | Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jarad Denton
The 422nd Security Forces Squadron superintendent of logistics and resources hadn’t even made it to her desk, when she was stopped by the unit deployment manager. “How do you count cows,” asked Staff Sgt. Janna Less, pausing afterward as she tried to stifle her own laughter. “With a cow-culator!” Smith smiled for a moment, before laughing at what had become the standard morning routine at her work center. “That was Janna,” Smith would later say. “She spread laughter and kindness throughout this entire base and her entire military career.” A military career, and a life, tragically cut short when Janna died just three days later. While the cause of her death is still under investigation, Airmen, friends and...
09.19.2016 | RAF ALCONBURY, CAM, GB | Story by Tech. Sgt. Jarad Denton