69th Public Affairs Detachment, California National Guard
Siguenza, 56, joined in 1993, first serving in his native Guam, then joining the California National Guard in 2006. "At first it was for the extra money, then it became fun," he says. His favorite part of his service is the camaraderie, especially in danger zones, he says. He also enjoys "making a difference for those making a difference" – as a photojournalist, he tells their stories. "I have one wife, six children, three grandchildren, a dog and cat and they all live in my house because no one wants to leave because they all love my barbecue," he says.