I am Thunderbird 12, Maj. Darrick Lee, Public Affairs Officer for the US Air Force Thunderbirds. AMA
Hmph ... That's odd ... I thought this would be big news. There seems to be an absence of a certain ornithological piece ... A headline regarding mass awareness of a certain avian variety. Oh, have you not heard? It was my understanding that everyone had heard.
I am Major Darrick Lee, Thunderbird 12, the Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. I manage publicity and marketing for our 130-person squadron with the help of a great team of Airmen. I am not a pilot, but have often been known to fly by the seat of my pants. I'm from Denver, Colorado.
With sequestration in effect, my team is working hard to keep the squadron active in the Las Vegas community until we get back in the air and on the road again.
I've spent 22 years in the military, with 10 of those years served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Although most of my service has been in either photography or public affairs, I've served as part of Marine Embassy Security details in Ottawa, Canada and New Delhi, India. As an Air Force Officer, i've served a brief stint as a nuclear missileer with the Minuteman III ICBM. Combat deployments include service as an Info Ops officer with a provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan, and service as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs with a Joint Special Operations Task Force in the Southern Philippines.
I love '80s hip-hop music and am saddened by the Disneyfication of Star Wars (although I like playing Lego Star Wars on Xbox with my son.)
Proof it's me: http://instagram.com/p/bq2zaeO4au/
Ask Me Anything!
On Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/YouTube: afthunderbirds
Bababa-ooma-maw-maw, bababa-oomaw-mumaw ... DON'T YOU KNOW? About the BIRD? Well, TWELVE is gonna tell ya about the BIRD!
UPDATE: It's been fun! Thanks for supporting your Thunderbirds. Stay tuned for more Thunderbirds AMA in coming weeks! PA, ALL DAY!