MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. – Sergeant Yordanka S. Petrova-Angelova with the Bulgarian air force talks with U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Traugot, director of education, Satellite EPME, here August 15, 2013, on the campus of the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. Petrova-Angelova graduated from the U.S. Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy instructed by the Paul H. Lankford Enlisted PME Center. She and Bulgarian Corporal Stoyko V. Stoykov, who attended Airman Leadership School at around the same time, completed the leadership education this summer as part of relations built through the Tennessee National Guard State Partnership Program. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released)
Hello. I am a prior U.S. Navy sailor and photojournalist serving on active duty with the National Guard – combined, for more than 24 years. This blog features my more memorable stories and photos from that news pile as well as creative writing. All images and stories are by me unless otherwise credited. I hope to backlog more as well as write new stories. Thank you so much.
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