Tech. Sgt. Tom Raynor, 446th AMXS

I remember when it happened very clearly. I was on a business trip working for a retail company and was stranded due to the grounding of all aircraft. I had previously served ten years on active duty during the "cold war" era. After Sept/ 11, I considered rejoining the Air Force. I felt a sense of "unfinished business" and after looking into my options, I decided that the Air Force Reserve was my best bet. I joined as an integrated avionics technician and now work on C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. My renewed commitment led to fulltime service with deployments to Kyrgyzstan and Iraq, as well as trips to many other parts of the world to work. I can honestly say this was the best decision of my life and has led me to a higher level of satisfaction overall. (Courtesy photo)

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