Lt. Colonel Elise K. Pitterle is in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, after 12 years of active duty. However, since Sept. 11, 2001, she has been on active duty assignments and away from her home and family in Payson well over 50 percent of the time.
Her family misses her, but is also proud of her service to the country that she does so well and enjoys her work.
She is the wife of Bill, and mother of sons, Clinton, Karl and Warren, and daughter, Erin.