Alora Aguelo

Stripes Korea

Name: SSgt. Alora Danah B. Aguelo

Unit: 51 Force Support Squadron

Job title: Career Development Technician

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: DEROS Management, Admin holds/separations, Separations, Retirements, COT leave, Early Return of Dependents, Student travel, Patient Travel, PRP.

Time in military: 5 years and 7 months

Time in Osan: 6 months

DEROS: September 2015

Family: Mom, Dad, 2 brothers, 1 sister, husband

Hometown: San Diego, California

Hobbies: Cooking, Baking, Working out, Singing

Why did you join the military? : Support my family financially, free education, travel

Where do you see yourself in 10 years or 20 years? : Having a family, living back in the west coast and working in the medical industry.

What do you do for fun here? : travel and going to the gym

What is your favorite Air Force memory or story? : My deployment to Al Dhafra. I met so many great people, from the Leadership to Civilian personnel. I was also able to travel around the beautiful country.

What accomplishments are you most proud of? : I would say the one that I am most proud of is providing for my family and helping my siblings finish College. I chose to join the Military instead of going straight to College because I saw how my parents were having a difficult time paying for mortgages and paying for my brother and my sister's tuition at the same time and that really pushed me to join the military. Now that both of them have graduated, I can start working towards getting my degree.

Who are your role models? : My parents because they never gave up on whatever hardships they went through. They continued to support the family and made sure to stay strong for me and my siblings

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