Saturday, March 26, 2011

Warrior Woman

Yesterday I received an updated photo of my niece, Becky Jenkins Bateman. I think she is a remarkable woman, and I wanted to share a little about her on my blog.

Becky has an unusual job. She is an E6 security trainer in the Air Force. She spent the last 7 months deployed in Afghanistan, where she was overseeing the contract for security at Bagram Air Base.

 Becky is second from the left in this photo.

In this photo, she's the one on the right.

I'm told that the other Air Force personnel don't mess around with Becky! She means business. 

Her first assignment out of basic training was manning a 50 caliber machine gun from the top turret of a hummer guarding U.S. airplanes in Korea. That's where she met her husband, Jason. They married on his next assignment to the US. Since then they have been stationed in Guam and Italy (current assignment). Jason is in Air Force Security also, where he works as a detective. In May they will be stationed near Great Falls, MT, where their work will involve protecting underground missile sites.
Isn't she beautiful? This is the photo I received yesterday. It was taken after she returned from 7 months in Afghanistan to Italy, her current home. It will be wonderful to have her and Jason back on the U.S. mainland again in a few months.

2 comments:

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Thanks for the update, Mom! It looks like she's doing well.

Mike said...

Go Air Force!