Airman achieves citizenship

Airman 1st Class Alex Fennell, command support staff technician, 90th Medical Group, displays his certificate of naturalization outside of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Denver, Colorado, May 18. Fennell was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States to live a better life.

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE – Airman 1st Class Alex Fennell, command support staff technician assigned to the 90th Medical Group, became an American citizen at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Denver, Colorado, May 18.

“My parents were military as well, so they’re prime inspiration for me joining the Air Force,” said Fennell. “However, they did want me to join the Navy.”

Fennell thinks that joining the military was a great way to start his career and establish independence from his parents.

“This has emancipated me and given me the financial and educational freedom that I needed to set myself up for the rest of my life,” said Fennell.

Fennell takes pride in his country and is grateful for the opportunities he has encountered.

“I do personally believe that America is a great country,” said Fennell. “The military does do a lot for America and a lot for me as well.”

Fennell accredits his supervisor for supporting him through the naturalization process.

“My supervisor, Staff Sgt. Carswell, encouraged me a lot,” said Fennell. “She’s a wonderful and amazing supervisor. My mom also provided emotional support, as well as Master Sgt. Pagan, who is not currently assigned here.”

Staff Sgt. Kayla Carswell, Personnel Reliability Assurance Program Medical Records Technician, 90th Medical Group, thinks Fennell has a lot of potential for the future.

“I am very glad he decided to join the Air Force,” said Carswell. “He fully embraces all of our core values, especially ‘excellence in all we do,’ as he performs all tasks to the best of his ability every day.”

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