"... I'm working my way up..."

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California --

“One thing I’m really into these days is weightlifting. I started about nine months ago and am working toward my first competition early next year. My journey started in high school when I was bullied and turned to food for comfort. I eventually was able to replace that with fitness. I got a job as a lifeguard, which helped because I would swim three to five miles a week. I graduated high school in December, went to basic military training in January and earned top female in physical training. One day, I would like to become a PT leader to motivate others and lead fitness activities, but right now I’m still learning my job. I just had my first promotion this month. It feels nice because I’m not getting saluted anymore. And just like fitness, I’m working my way up. It’s not always easy, but seeing progress is definitely worth it.”

 

Airman Morgan J. Lee, 940th Force Support Squadron personnelist

Hometown: Vacaville, California

(Each month, we will share a story of a reservist through a photo, simple quote or article. The goal of this project, similar to the 9th Public Affairs' Faces of Beale, is to learn more about Citizen Airmen. Whether traditional or full-time, every reservist has a unique story and adds to what makes us part of the world's greatest Air Force.)