My Air Force Story

My Air Force Story

Es-sahraoui Mohamed




Flight A-13

04 NOVEMBER 2010

When I was five years, my father took me a picture in which I was rendering salute, he laughed and said to me “you look like a little soldier”. He predicted a military life for me at that time. Thirteen years later I found myself as a cadet in the Air Force Academy and it wasn’t by accident, but a planned project since this choice gets along with my passions and tendencies. Until now, I am convinced that my present job in the AF fit me very well. In the following, I will present my background and how it led me into the AF, then as a pilot I will relate my most important AF experiences and finally I will describe how my job is supporting my AF doctrine.

I grew up in special environment related to my father’s job which led me to consider the military job as a favorite option. In my childhood, I saw my father in his uniform, as a member of the Forest Guard. And like every young boy, I saw in him the perfect example of a man who respected himself by doing his job and honoring his family. That inspired me a lot and gave me a taste of a military life and what it involved and instilled. In venerating some values like integrity and honesty, my family looks like a small military community. I was taught how to serve people in need and was all the time backed to reach the excellence in my studies and I discovered that all those values resemble to the military core values. Also by the end of my eighteenth, the year I obtained my mathematical sciences baccalaureate, I was very enthusiastic and dreamed of being an engineer and pilot at the time especially when my grades allowed me to do so. In fact, I was looking for an interesting career, which would be related to my passions, because I couldn’t stand working eight hours a day without being personally involved in what I am doing. This is how my tendencies...

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