“With the Fourth of July, we’re celebrating our independence as a nation. It’s the folks that fought back in the Revolutionary War for our country. That is where it all started for us as Americans and our freedom. We have Memorial Day and that’s when we tend to remember our troops that have fallen in conflicts or war, but it all started with the Fourth of July for us,” Sgt. Jason Parker said.
Senior Master Sgt. Parker is the Operations Superintendent for the Security Forces Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base.
“That freedom was born on the backs of hard working men and women and the blood of those men fighting for this country. And that will continue,” said Sgt. Parker.
And it will continue with Sgt. Parker. He is in charge of security and all law enforcement on the base. When he is deployed his basic mission is ground defense for air bases worldwide.
Aside from protecting our men and women in the armed services, Sgt. Parker has another job. He is a husband and a father. Parker and his wife, Trisha, have been married for 18 years now. To Trisha, sometimes it feels like 100 years and at other times it goes by in a flash.