WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - This week's Hero of Texoma is a familiar face to Newschannel 6.
A majority of Second Lieutenant Brittany Curry's career, while it's just getting started, has been spent at Sheppard Air Force Base.
Born and raised in the small town of Hanover, Ohio, Curry dreamed big.
"I decided my freshman year of college that I was going to look into the Air Force," she said.
While attending Marietta College, Curry figured out taking the officer school path was the way she wanted to enter the USAF.
"In May of 2015 I got the notification that I was selected into officer school, like three days before I got my diploma," she said.
The summer after she graduated from college she went through officer training school in Alabama. Then she came to Wichita Falls as fast as she could.
"I've been at Sheppard as long as I've been an officer, which is about 17 months," she said.
2nd Lt. Curry works in the Public Affairs office which she said also stands for practically anything.
She played a big role in the air show at SAFB this past summer. It was a project she considers one of her best.
"There was just this giant moving part in the community and Sheppard Air Force Base to put on an amazing open house," she said.
While her career is in its infancy she is honored to be recognized as a Hero of Texoma.
"To know that I can be that representation of the relationship between the base and Wichita Falls, I am very excited. I wear that as a badge of honor and I won't let the community down," she said.
This summer Curry is headed to South Korea for her first deployment. She is ready to take this adventure head on like she does everything else.
Her ultimate goal is to become the Public Affairs Officer for the Thunderbird 12.
If someone you know is deserving of this recognition we want to hear about them.
Send us your Hero of Texoma nomination to News@KAUZ.com. Please include your contact information and photos of the nominee. We will get in touch with you for further opportunities. Help us shine a light on those who serve our country.
Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6