Airmen from the 423rd Civil Engineer Squadron carry a litter to a casualty collection point, March 24, 2016, on RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom. The Airmen are taking part in a training exercise designed to test the skills they would need in a deployed environment.
Taken: 03.24.2016 | Photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Bumpus
With a bachelor's degree in engineering, a master's degree in mining and three languages under her belt Odile Thomas, 501st Combat Support Wing energy manager, is already exceptional. But her experience isn't all that sets her apart. Her accent gives her away. "I'm originally from Belgium," said Thomas. "I grew up just outside SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe), which is a NATO base. It's where I met my husband. From there we moved to Colorado Springs, and eventually to RAF Alconbury." Under normal circumstances moving can be a very stressful time. However, when that move transplanted Thomas from her home country halfway around the world, it proved to be especially daunting. "I didn't expect it to be as big of...
03.24.2016 | HUNTINGDON, CAM, GB | Story by Airman 1st Class Zachary Bumpus