United States Air Force
After Congress passed a law allowing women to enlist with children, Margo Parker was the first woman in California to enlist. Years later, both Margo and her husband received orders for Desert Storm while they had six children at home in Tucson, Ariz. Fortunately, Margo was able to serve locally and her husband was deployed to the United Arab Emirates. She raised her children and worked tirelessly for her country while worrying about her husband. This was before the Internet made daily calls and emails possible. Today, Margo and her husband are retired from the Air Force, but she still works full time and helps her children and 14 grandchildren. Many have depended on Margo through the years; she serves a small community in big ways.