Listee Features — February 19, 2018


Driven by her love for reading and education, Anna A. Yoder started her academic career in seventh grade, when her teacher gave her his materials so she could help other students. She loved the work, and decided then that she wanted to pursue it on a more professional level. Her dream was realized in 1966, when she obtained a teaching position with Garrett County Public Schools in Maryland, and she never looked back. In 1970, Ms. Yoder advanced to become the principal of the elementary school in the district, and in 1974, she transferred to East Holmes Local Schools in Ohio as a teacher. There, she was responsible for reading, writing, and math, although her favorite subject was reading. During

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Wanting to do her part in serving the nation, Karon Uzzell-Baggett decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and join the military. She started as an executive officer in the U.S. Air Force at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia in 1986, and fell in love with all of the opportunities offered to her. Her talent and dedication led her to rise rapidly through the U.S. Air Force ranks, becoming an operations training officer at the Murted Air Force Base in Turkey in 1988, a command and control officer in Spangdahlem AB, Germany, in 1989, a SENEX mission director and the deputy chief of classified control for the Office of Secretary Defense at the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland

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