March Airman Spotlight

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Name: Robin Brown
Rank: Airman 1st Class
Unit: 175th Force Support Squadron
Job Description (no codes): services fitness apprentice 
Fulltime job: services temporary technician
Hometown: Baltimore Maryland
Joined the MDANG: December 2012
Total Service years: two years
Family: boyfriend: Falon, children: Aaron, Gwen and Falon
Favorite Movie: It's a toss-up between the Nightmare on Elm Street series and the original Hairspray
Last book read: Carsick by John Waters
Favorite food: Cheesecake!
Favorite Sports Team: Charm City Roller Girls

Tell us your brief life story?

I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I grew up in Irvington (Baltimore City).  I attended Unselds Academy for middle school and Seton Keough High School in Baltimore City. Before I joined the military I was a baker/cake decorator. I worked for a friend and then I branched out on my own for a little while.

Tell us about your military career?

I decided to go into the military because I saw that it was a great opportunity for my family and me. My boyfriend is my biggest supporter. He was with me every step of the way.  I'm currently in services. I love it, I've learned so much in such a short time here. We can cook, provide lodging, and conduct fitness, mortuary support, protocol and recreation. We are pretty flexible in services. I enjoy the fact that it's not always the same thing day to day.

What brought you to the MDANG?  How have you enjoyed your time here?

I've always liked the Air Force, the best out of all the other branches. I wanted to stay local and close to my family so a friend told me about the Air National Guard. I've lived here my whole life and never knew we had an Air Guard base here. It seemed to fit perfectly into what I was looking for. 

What is your favorite Air Force or military memory or story?

So far my proudest moment was graduating basic military training. It was able to bring out the best in me. The first time I saw my family and I was able to hug and talk to them meant the world to me. I had finally accomplished something very important for myself.

What are you passionate about?

Wow, I'm passionate about a few things. In a perfect world I would be a cake decorator, special effect makeup artist and roller girl. My main focus would be playing roller derby again. Sadly my schedule doesn't really allow to me play right now, but I hope that will change in the near future. It's a great sport that's really fun and competitive. In my spare time I enjoy being in the kitchen - pretty much any to do with food I like to be involved in.