Tammy was born in Upper Hayford, England in 1964. She graduated from Meridian High School in 1982. After high school, she enlisted in the Idaho Air National Guard on July 28, 1982, where she served full time for 27 years and retired on May 17, 2010 as an E-8, Senior Master Sergeant.
After the military, Tammy sought to pursue a career as a Special Education Teacher and received her Associate of Arts Degree from the College of Western Idaho on May 17, 2013. Unfortunately, a medical condition prevented her from obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree at Boise State University.
Tammy now works as a Hospice Volunteer with her dog Max who is a Pet Therapy dog, serves as the Senior Vice Commander of VFW Post 4000, and District 5 VFW Honor Guard Chairman. She is taking violin lessons and likes to volunteer at her church.
Decorations, Medals, Citations, and Campaign Ribbons Awarded
Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 8 oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with 1 service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 service star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with 1 service star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service with 5 oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 3 "M” Devices with 1 hourglass device
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
Air Force Training Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait