Air Force ‘Veterans in Blue’ Provides Recognition of Service

Air Force2The Air Force and Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) want to recognize the service and community spirit of active, National Guard and Reserve Airmen residing in the communities through the “Veterans in Blue” program.
Veterans in Blue (ViB) is a multimedia program sponsored by the Air Force Public Affairs Agency. The program is created to illustrate the accomplishments of veteran Airmen as related to their service in the U.S. Air Force.
AEDC is defining veteran Airmen as those who are separated or retired, officer or enlisted Airmen, living or deceased, who served on active duty or in the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve and who either currently live in or are a native of this region of Tennessee. The ViB selectees will have a photographic portrait made and a brief (no more than 250 words) summary of their greatest contributions to the Air Force and/or the communities. Selectees’ portraits and summaries will be displayed in various locations at AEDC and featured in the base publications through the end of the fiscal year 2014.
“We want to celebrate and chronicle their experiences in the Air Force,” said AEDC Commander Col. Raymond Toth. “These experiences can relate to acts of valor, mentoring, community service, leadership, personal accomplishments or benefit of duty in the Air Force.”
If you know Airmen who qualify for the ViB, contact Mike Walton in the AEDC Public Affairs office at (931) 454-3889 or by email at