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'A Beacon of Hope:' Staff Sgt. Eric Piime's story

Video and photos by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, 121st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Eric Piime, a boom operator with the 121st Air Refueling Wing in Columbus, Ohio, emigrated from Ghana to the United States and became a U.S. citizen so he could serve in the Air National Guard and contribute to the country he calls “a beacon of hope.”

Piime at table onboard aircraft. Piime behind pilots onboard aircraft.
Silhouette of Piime. Piime at boom.
Piime closes door on aircraft. Piime talks with fellow Airman on aircraft.
Piime operating boom.
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