Recruited by the Air Force, Meg Parrish Miner joined the military straight out of high school, enticed by the chance to leave her small town, get an education, and hold the impressive-sounding title of “jet engine mechanic”–despite having zero background in any kind of mechanics. The sixteen years she spent in the military–including with the famous Thunderbird division, and then working on F-16s while stationed in Turkey following the Gulf War–proved to be eye-opening, as she had hoped.
Meg was in the Air Force from 1979-1995. During that time, she served at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho; Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Hahn Air Base and Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; and Turkey.
We honor you, Meg Miner.