I joined the USAF right out of High School and dedicated the next 20 years of my life to the Air Force. During that time I served tours in Okinawa, Thailand, Alaska and several different bases in the United States. Up until the last couple years of my military career I had very little interest in politics or anything outside of the Air force. Even though I was in the military during the Woodstock era, I started to become interested in Politics and then during my final tour overseas in Thailand, I began to become politicized. My work required a very high security clearance and I worked daily with Viet Nam air strike information. It was then I realized what a sham the war was and from that time until the present I have spent a majority of my time following and studying politics and culture.