Every month we like to Salute Our Troops by recognizing individuals in our community who go the extra mile to make our community great.
Our honoree this month Farren Davis, is someone who served in the U.S. Air Force and continues to serve in the Air Force Reserve. He’s stationed at Nellis AFB.
“Since my dad spent 25 years in the Navy, when I joined he just said to not join the Navy,” joked Davis.
Davis honored his father’s wishes, and instead enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
Military life was a calling and aircraft became his passion.
“I feel like I’m contributing to our mission by getting aircraft in the air and getting our pilots trained and maintenance personnel trained,” Davis said.
In the service, Davis learned the art of avionics, installing high-tech equipment on fighter jets. He deployed overseas and developed life-long friendships.
The Air Force was all he imagined it would be but after 10 years, he thought perhaps it was time to get out.
He did, but it didn’t last.
“I wanted to get away from it, so I got away from it,” Davis said. “Then I missed it so much that I went back to my old job.”
Rising to the rank of Master Sergeant, he now specifically works on the F-16c Aggressor squadron.
Davis is also a member of the Ceremony Drill Team, and volunteers to raise funds for underprivileged kids and children with cancer.
For this, we salute him.
We’re fortunate to have Davis here in Las Vegas.
If you know a military member who goes above and beyond in our community, they can be active or veteran, click here to submit a nomination.