New faces, same standards


U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Hannah Menard and Kayla Jerido, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentices, talk at Vogelweh Military Complex, March 12. In recognition of Women’s History Month, the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs office set out to highlight career fields with an underrepresentation of women across the Air Force; Menard and Jerido are two of five female firefighters in her 206-member unit.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Menard, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentice, poses for a photo at Vogelweh Military Complex, March 12. Menard is one of five female firefighters in her 206-member unit.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs office set out to highlight career fields with an underrepresentation of women across the Air Force. Firefighting is one of those fields.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kayla Jerido, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentice, poses for a photo at Vogelweh Military Complex, March 12. Jerido is one of five female firefighters in her 206-member unit.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Menard, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentice, dons her nomex hood for a photo at Vogelweh Military Complex, March 12. While all Airmen must remain in regulations, if an Airman has long hair they must find an efficient way to wear it with no obstruction to their work.
U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Kayla Jerido and Hannah Menard, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentices, simulate a buddy check at Vogelweh Military Complex, March 12. The firefighters underwent 68 days of technical training and train 15-20 hours a week outside of fitness and administrative responsibilities.