African-American History Spotlight Published Feb. 15, 2006 By 1st Lieutenant Kristin Mullen 22nd Maintenance Squadron Section Commander -- What is your hometown? -Richmond, Va.How long have you been in the Air Force? -Two years and nine monthsWhat or who influenced you to join the Air Force? -Justin, my youngest brother, was my inspiration for joining the Air Force. I looked into his eyes and realized that I loved him more then life itself. All I wanted to do was protect him, and to me, joining the best Air Force in the world was my way to make this a better place for him. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of? -I am very proud that I joined the Air Force because I feel like what I am doing is making a difference in the lives of so many people.What historic African-American figure has influenced your life the most and why? -Coretta Scott King has influenced my life the most. I was awed by how she stood true to her husband’s dream even after his death – his fight became her fight. I admire the life of Coretta Scott King… the love she had for her husband, the support she gave him and how she raised their children after his death. What does African-American History Month mean to you? -To me, African American History Month is about appreciating the history and life struggles of those who paved the way for African Americans today.