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“I’m proud of my time in service. I’m proud of my [12-year] military career [in the Air Force], that’s for sure. I’m proud of how much I’ve done. I didn’t pay attention to how much I’ve done until I had to put it on paper and had to kind of crunch it into two pages. I think I’ve accomplished quite a bit, so I’m proud of that.”

- Althea, Air Force Veteran and Spouse | Hampton, Virginia

Editor’s note: To help foster connection and understanding between civilians and service members, we created this series, “Front & Center,” and traveled to USO locations around the world to speak to troops about life in the military and the everyday things they love. Here’s what they had to say.