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    Salute to troops

    30 years, retired E9 mom

     

    Hi my name is Tiffany Henriques, on the behalf of my sister's and I, we would like to congratulate our mom, CMSgt Carolyn Henriques, on her retirement after 30 years in the Air Force. My mom joined in August 1984, thinking she would only go in for the few years to get experience, little did she know, she would be staying for the whole 30 years. She went through obstacles through her career, such as losing a rank but that didn't stop her from making it to the top! She spent way too much time at her office, to the point I used to grab dinner and fall asleep on her couch at work but that didn't bother because at the end, everything was worth it. You can ask anyone, she cared about her people, made sure everyone was alright and knew what they were doing. I don't know one person who talked bad about her and if they did, they were jealous of her. She was deployed 3 times to Afghanistan and Iraq, you're awesome for doing that.

     

    My sister's, Kristina and Ashley also me, couldn't be so proud of her and all the dedication/hard work she has provided for the Air Force! Thank you so much mom for serving our country, we love you so much!!

     

    Also if you're watching or looking at this because I know you watch Robin Meade all the time, I hope you aren't crying. Be happy!(:

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