Linda is an Air Force veteran and mom of two girls in Texas. As a military child, she was born at RAF Lakenheath (England) and attended high school in Okinawa (Japan) and Hawaii. Linda attended Miami University in Ohio, where she earned a BA in Psychology and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force through ROTC. She became an information management officer and met her husband, an Air Force lawyer, at Edwards AFB, California. Linda then became a comm officer and followed her husband over ten years of active duty, five years of federal service; and some time as a stay-at-home mom. Linda now serves as a civilian employee with Air Force reservists at Joint Base San Antonio. She is thrilled to be contributing here as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SAmilcommunity/ .

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