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In Focus: Senior Airman BriAnne Chapman

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The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen. Find it on Instagram @419fw

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior Airman BriAnne Chapman, 419th Maintenance Group, is a Renaissance woman, with talents ranging from country dancing to hairstyling to snowmobiling.

“I’m all over the map,” Chapman said. “People tell me I need to slow down, but I love having my hands in everything. I’m a bit of a social butterfly.”

In the military, she’s an administrative pro. She helps hundreds of Airmen with orders, travel, performance reports, and awards. She said her role is crucial, especially before and after deployments.

“I’ve always loved helping people and making their lives a little easier,” she said. “That’s part of why I joined the military.”

Aside from “a pure love for country,” Chapman just wanted to serve, like her dad and two brothers did in the Navy.

“I went a little rogue in joining the Air Force,” Chapman joked.

But the Air Force Reserve offered everything she wanted, including tuition assistance and the ability to serve at home.

“I didn’t love the idea of leaving home, especially because I was older when I joined and already had roots here in Utah – my family, friends, and a house.”

When not in uniform, she can be found in places as diverse as her talents: the gym, the mountains, or the dance floor – anything to satisfy her wonder for life. She also enjoys trivia and game nights.

“I’m a really positive person,” Chapman said. “Gratitude is the key. I’ve had so many opportunities in life – getting an insurance license, a hair license, going to school, buying a house, and joining the Reserve. I try hard to focus on the positives and the silver lining in any situation.”

Her long-term goals include finishing school and starting a family. She’s currently working on degrees in business administration and human resources. She would also like to travel, having never been overseas.

The world is huge and I’d love to see new cultures and broaden my horizons even more.”