Thunderbirds fly into Jaguar Territory


Reporters Patricia Daniel and Shaiyann Palmer

PatriciaDaniel, Nadiyah Williams, and Shaiyann Palmore

Technical Sergeant Joseph Olsen, Sergeant Pierce Gills, Major Whit Collins, Tabatha McCarthy

Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy

On September 13, 2017, Sergeant Tabatha McCarthy stood in front of the Charles Herbert Flowers High School ROTC cadet program and talked about her job with the U.S Air Force Thunderbirds as a photographer. Although working in the Airforce is somewhat a short term job, Tabatha has been working in the Airforce for seven and a half years. Although Tabatha didn’t have all the time in the world with the ROTC students, she took some of her time to allow some of the children to come up and learn how to take photos on her camera. Before leaving, Tabatha gave some great advice to everyone which was “get outside of your comfort zone and don’t be afraid to try something new.” She also informed the students to always do the right thing even when people aren’t looking.
The Thunderbirds stated some of the great characteristics that a thunderbird should have: always work hard, always know your job, always be kind because you never know when a camera might be on you, always be on time, make sure you have a wonderful attitude and definitely make sure you keep the three core values which are integrity, service before self and excellence in all you do.