“…‘Til they can’t walk anymore …”

Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Coughlin, 940th Security Forces Squadron squad leader, poses for a photo October 14, 2017.

Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Coughlin, 940th Security Forces Squadron squad leader, poses for a photo October 14, 2017. Coughlin has been in the 940 SFS for 13 years and has served on three overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California --

“My uncle used to scare my siblings and me when we were younger every Halloween. He would always buy these unique, limited edition-type masks and come out when we weren’t expecting it. One of my favorite Halloween memories was the time I got him back. I put on the wolf mask I had for my costume, hid in my grandparent’s basement and waited for my uncle to come down the stairs. When he did, I scared him so badly he almost had an asthma attack. Halloween was fun when I was younger, but now it’s more for the kids. I have an eight-year-old son and a six-year-old daughter. This year, my son is going to be a medieval soldier and my daughter is going to be an evil princess. My wife and I let them pick out their own costumes and we take them trick-or-treating ‘til they can’t walk anymore, just like I did when I was their age.”

 

 

 

Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Coughlin, 940th Security Forces Squadron squad leader

Hometown: Roseville, 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.)