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Local Resident’s Granddaughter is Flying High, with US Air Force

January 13th, 2012 by

Tom Henry of the Montongo community recently brought a copy of a northwest Arkansas newspaper to church with him.

“That’s my granddaughter”, Tom said with pride.  

After reading the article printed in The Times of Northeast Benton County, written by Annette Beard, it was plain to see that he had a reason to be proud.

“I can’t believe I get paid to do this,” the 23-year-old Air Force second lieutenant said of flying.

Kristin Henry earned her bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2010, and is now stationed at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Okla. There, she is in the process of earning her wings – becoming a military-rated pilot.

In high school, when most teen-aged girls were getting their driver’s license, worrying about proms and their first car, Kristin had earned both her visual and instrumental pilot’s licenses.

Click here for the full story from “The Times” / NWAonline.com.

2 Responses to “Local Resident’s Granddaughter is Flying High, with US Air Force”

  1. Kay & Gary Crook says:

    Congratulations Kristin & Tom. Very good article.

  2. kim m. says:

    That’s amazing, Tom! I know you are very proud of her and I believe Marsha will be right there with her watching over her.
    Still thinking of you!
    kim m
    & E.Stewart

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