Staff Sergeant (Separated) Billee Hennington is a 10 year Air Force veteran who served as a Visual Information Specialist during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Her most memorable experiences in the Air Force came from her 20 months spent at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. “I went through more military exercises and inspections than I can count - doing seemingly never-ending Unexploded Ordinance practice sweeps on stifling summer days in full Mission-Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) gear or protective chemical suits, sweating profusely into my gas mask for hours. That has certainly seared itself into my memory. But I'd gladly do it all over again,” explained Hennington. “My time in the Air Force has granted me an understanding of the many overlooked sacrifices servicemen and women accept in order to serve our country. It became a part of who I was - it had quietly etched itself into my identity. It is something I didn't fully realize until I separated... that was tough,” said Hennington.
Hennington is currently working as a civilian in the Headquarters Air Force Information Management Multimedia Services, Pentagon, Washington D.C. as a visual information specialist.