Monday, March 20, 2017

Not your average airman

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- When most people think of an Air Force recruit, they picture a young man or woman not far removed from high school. But Airman 1st Class Maria Perez is 39. She wanted to join in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. But the single mother of a 3-year-old decided she couldn’t. When the Air Force increased its maximum age for enlistment to 39, she jumped at the chance. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 03/18/17)