133rd Airlift Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard
Chadderdon, a loadmaster, joined the Guard in 2019 and is deployed to Africa. Highlights include a Mississippi training exercise, making friends in Germany during the Air Defender mission, and Operation Welcome Allies, helping Afghan refugees arriving in New Jersey. He also participated in the Norwegian Regional Troop Exchange this year as part of the State Partnership Program. "This observance reminded me why I joined. I love new adventures, learning new things, and building deep and meaningful relationships with everyone I meet. The Norwegian Reciprocal Exchange is the best example of an opportunity that covers all three of these reasons for joining."