Staff Sgt. William "Bill" Brown Jr., is with the 366th Civil Engineers, currently stationed at Mt. Home Air Force Base in Idaho.
Bill has served 16-1/2 years and is making a career in the U.S. Air Force.
Brown graduated from Payson High School in 1987 and entered the Air Force right after graduating.
After basic training and technical school, Brown served three years in Alaska; 10 years in Wyoming; and 2-1/2 years in Idaho.
He has had two tours in the Persian Gulf area, three months after Desert Storm and six months in 2001.
Brown is the son of William "Ty" and June Brown of Payson, who write, "Your family is proud of and honor you, Bill."