Pathfinders reflect on MLK legacy

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  • By Staff Sgt. Jennifer Zima
  • 501st Combat Support Wing Public Affairs

What does MLK Day mean to YOU?

"Martin Luther King, Jr. really embodied some of the core values of the Air Force and brought everybody together," Senior Airman Sam Jarvis, 422d Communications Squadron network infrastructure technician. "We look around and every single one of us is walking arm-in-arm fighting the good fight and really holding true to equality and Airmanship. Joining the Air Force, I've met people from many walks of life. I really see how everybody puts their differences aside to complete the mission."

"His fight in trying to achieve what Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in and dreamt of through non-violence means a lot," said Airman 1st Class Dhruv Patel, 422d CS network infrastructure technician. "The message he portrayed and having everyone work together, no matter what they look like or where they come from, works out really well in the Air Force and military in general."

"Unification of people...Bringing different groups of people together - each group is going to have particular strengths and weaknesses," said Staff Sgt. Reginald Williams, 423d Communications Squadron base equipment custodian officer. "If we come together and we supplement each other's weaknesses, we're no longer divided. That makes us stronger as a military force."

"Inclusion of everyone can definitely make a work center and a military much stronger," said Airman 1st Class Francisco Ruiz, 423d CS client systems technician. "It doesn't negate other people's ideas just based on something a person can't control. Someone can control being rude, but being born in a different culture or a different skin color should not affect anything."