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In the Service: Roseville High grad earns Air Force honors

Montgomery named “Capital Airman”
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Angela Montgomery was recently selected as one of Air Force District of Washington’s “Capital Airmen” for 2013.

The airmen (service members and civil servants) who are showcased in this initiative have exemplified the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all they do.

Montgomery graduated from Roseville High School in 1999. After high school, she attended California State University in Sacramento. She was the first person in her family to graduate high school and go on to college. After facing much adversity growing up, she knew the only thing she wanted to be was a security forces officer in the Air Force, so she joined the Air Force ROTC program. She earned her degree in criminal justice, and made her dream come true when she was commissioned as a second lieutenant in January 2004.

Montgomery’s first duty station was F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. From Wyoming she moved to Washington, D.C., as part of a joint spouse assignment, and voluntarily left active duty in 2007 in order to better support her family. She worked in the civilian sector with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but missed the camaraderie of the military. Fortunately, in 2009, she landed a job with the Department of the Air Force working at Headquarters Security Forces, Air Force District of Washington. Her heart and passion remains with the military, the Air Force and Security Forces and she plans to stay in her current assignment as long as she continues to be challenged and pushed.