One Airman's Air Force story on new “The Air Force Starts Here” podcast Published May 22, 2023 By Dan Hawkins Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Reflections on one Airman's decision to join the military and then stay for more than two decades is highlighted on the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast, released May 22, 2023. Chief Master Sgt. Lee Hoover's career has taken him from sharing the Air Force story with audiences around the globe, to serving as a special advisor to the Air Force's top enlisted member, to leading those who develop the nation's citizens into warrior Airmen. Chief Master Sgt. Stefan Blazier, Air University command chief, sits down with Hoover, the 42nd Air Base Wing command chief who is retiring this month, and discusses Hoover’s decision to join the military, the highlights and favorite assignments of his 22 year career, and why he stayed in the Air Force. In a segment you don't want to miss, the two chiefs also discuss the value of family and loving them today. The professional development podcasts are designed to help communicate and inform Total Force Airmen across the globe on relevant, timely topics related to the recruiting, training, education and development fields, and can be listened to on the government network on the AETC website, DVIDS, or on Apple Podcasts and Spotify as well.