To Protect and Serve

What led you to enlist in the U.S. Air Force? My father proudly served his country for 25 years both in the Army and Air Force—in WWII, Korea and the Cold War. As an Aeronautics Engineering major, I enrolled in Air Force Reserve Officer Training and entered the Air Force in 1966 at a time when the Vietnam War was…

Fostering Hope

For as long as she can remember, Denise Batistelli has loved animals. Looking back, she credits her grandmother for fostering her interest in four-legged creatures. “She would rescue stray dogs and cats out of the middle of six-lane highways in Southern California,” says Batistelli.