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Joint Base Andrews News

NEWS | Jan. 24, 2020

America's Airman: A1C Lacey Elizabeth King

By Airman 1st Class Brandt Self 11 WG/PA

What's your full name, job title and unit?

A1C Lacey Elizabeth King, Ceremonial Guardsmen/Operations Scheduler, The United States Air Force Honor Guard

What's your hometown city and state (and country, if not U.S.)?

Lebanon, Kentucky

Why did you decide to serve in the military?

Joining the military was a family tradition. My mother and father served in both the Army and Coast Guard with a combined 28 years’ time in service. So with that being said, I was instilled with an extensive amount of discipline and respect for our nation’s colors. Furthermore, I witnessed my parent’s success through taking advantage of the opportunities and benefits that were provided to them through the military and continuing accomplishing their education, one agenda that I highly continue to pursue. I ultimately established a sense of commitment to following in their footsteps in pursuit of a higher education all while maintaining a pledge in the World’s Greatest Air Force.

What's the coolest thing you’ve done in the military?

In my military career, by far the coolest thing I’ve been able to experience is the opportunity to brief and escort AFDW Commander, Major General Rupp and AFDW Command Chief Master Sergeant Yevchak and their spouses during our Honor Guard Immersion Tour at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling. As an airmen, having the opportunity to guide such rank can be a very intimidating experience but very humbling to witness their awe as a spectator with information and precision demonstrated by our briefers that’s followed up with a mock funeral and a Drill Team performance.

What hobbies do you have/what do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I’m studying and keeping up with homework. On the offset of school, I’ve been learning Spanish, which is more difficult than it seems. I like learning and cooking new recipes because I’m a foodie at heart.