News | Dec. 23, 2016

"… My family has a kind of weird holiday tradition..."

By Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams 940th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

“My family has a kind of weird holiday tradition that dates back to my great-grandmother. It’s a dish called boeuf à la mode, which is pork and beef cooked in a Crock-pot for three days, with pumpkin pie spices. My dad makes it every year out of tradition; it’s not that anybody really likes it. I grew up with it, but I never knew anyone else who did. As a kid, I always thought it was like beef mud. It’s an acquired taste.”

1st Lt. Jason Besaw, 940th Operations Support Squadron senior intelligence officer

Hometown: Grass Valley, CA

(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.)