International Women's Day A Veteran Story of Women


March 16, 2023

Courtesy Kimberly Patterson

Kim Patterson in her uniform from years past.

Kimberly J. Patterson

Structure, commitment, rules and regulations in the United States Air Force life was not a new routine for Kimberly J. Patterson.

Patterson made the change to the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, and joined the Air Force ROTC program. Appying herself, as she had learned in Catholic schools, advancing was a goal she had set.

Graduating in the top one percent of her class, earned Patterson a regular commission in the United States Air Force in 1988.

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