WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --
Rank/Name: Tech. Sgt. Traci Todahl
Unit: 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron
Duty Title: NCO in charge, deployments
Hometown: Starkweather, North Dakota
Civilian Job: Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit Nurse
Education: Community College of the Air Force, associate degree in nursing; on track to complete Bachelor of Science in nursing in December 2018
Hobbies: Basketball, bicycling with my family, road trips, anything we can do outside!
Career Goal: Looking to commission as a nurse in the 445th next year
What do you like about working at the 445th? The 445th has become another family and has been incredibly welcoming. The opportunities afforded to me have been insurmountable. I love the military but I come back for the people.
Why did you join the Air Force? My family has always been very proud of my grandfather and his twin brother's military service. They entered the U.S. Navy in 1948 and both served in the Korean conflict. Both of them fostered a respect and love for the military in me. Eventually I joined and understood the comradery they so fondly discussed.