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Jul 10, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Recounts Journey From War-Torn Lebanon to Air Force Service

Face of Defense: Airman Recounts Journey From War-Torn Lebanon to Air Force Service
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua R. Maund, 628th Air Base Wing

Air Force Capt. Elie Elchartouni’s journey to military service started under a much different set of circumstances than most, as he and his family waited 13 years to move to America from a country torn by a civil war.
Capt. Elie Elchartouni, 437th Maintenance Flight officer in charge, poses for a portrait inside a hangar on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. June 6, 2018. Elchartouni immigrated to America from Lebanon when he was 18 years old and joined the Air Force to give back to his country.


Published July 10, 2018 at 03:29AM
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