Dana Fanning - Air Force

Dana Fanning
Dana Fanning

Master Sergeant Fanning was born in Beaufort, South Carolina.  She grew up in a military family and lived all over the southeast coast.  She is a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force earning an Associates degree in Financial Management. 

She served five and half years Active Duty Air Force as an Air Transportation Specialist from 1982 to 1988. During this time she was stationed at Scott AFB, IL, Rhein Main Air Base Germany and had a Special Duty assignment to the St. Louis International Airport.  After she left Active duty to pursue civilian life for a while she joined the Missouri Air National Guard in August 1989 where she became a Command and Control Specialist then transferred to the Indiana Air National Guard in June 1991 where she became an Aerospace Medicine Craftsman.  She took a short break from the Air Force in May 1995 to start a family and came back into the Indiana Air National Guard in December 1997 where she was a traditional Guardsman and became a Financial Management Craftsman. Master Sergeant Fanning participated in the Operation Southern Watch Deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base Saudi Arabia in April 2000.  She also volunteered for two Home station Mobilizations for Operation Noble Eagle Homeland Defense from January through December 2002 then mobilized again from March through December 2003. Master Sergeant Fanning became a full time AGR in April 2005 to finish out her Active Duty Career which brings us to her Retirement Date of 1 August 2016

Being a part of the military made Master Sergeant Fanning very responsible, respectful, honorable, and patriotic.  She leads by example and wants to be a model inspiration for other people to be the best that they can be.

Master Sergeant Fanning realizes how important Honor Flight is to the veterans and hopes that her efforts help fund another full Honor Flight.