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Nomads: Face to Face It's a Family Thing

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  • By Airman 1st Class Daniella Peña
  • 33rd Fighter Wing

“We all have a clear understanding of how the Air Force works and we help each other out since we all are going through the same endeavors,” said Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Berry.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Berry, 33rd Fighter Wing supply support journeyman, is stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida and was not only followed by her husband, Airman 1st Class Emmett Berry, 96th Security Forces Squadron member, but also by her sister, Airman 1st Class Toula Goumas, 96th aerospace medical technician.

Elizabeth Berry joined the U.S. Air Force in June 2016 and met her husband, Emmett Berry, at basic training. Shortly after technical training, they decided to get married.  Emmett Berry gave up his orders to Aviano Air Base, Italy for an assignment to Eglin Air Force Base to be with his wife.

“Everyone kept asking me why would I give up Italy but now that we are together, we are a lot more established in our relationship,” said Emmett Berry. “We have our finances in order and we have a baby on the way!”

Following Elizabeth Berry’s enlistment, Goumas joined the Air Force in February 2017 and graduated technical training as an aerospace medical technician.

“I was doing well in school but financially it was hard,” said Goumas. “When I saw Elizabeth graduate basic training, I thought it was inspiring and it made me want to keep going.”

While in technical training, Goumas received the news that she was going to be stationed at Eglin Air Force base where her sister was.

“When she got orders to Eglin, I felt the Air Force family concept come to life,” said Elizabeth Berry. “Now we are all one big happy family living in the same area.”