Helping the mission

Janet Day was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She married Brian Day on June 27, 1970 in Alexandria, Virginia. Her husband was stationed at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California when they married.

Courtesy photo Recent picture of Janet enjoying time at her son's home in Las Cruces.

Courtesy photo
Recent picture of Janet enjoying time at her son’s home in Las Cruces.

The couple moved to their first Germany assignment at Bitburg Air Base where their daughter Jennifer was born in 1972. Then they were stationed at Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California where their son Jason was born in1976.

Day’s Air Force career started in Germany at Hahn Air Base in 1985 when she was hired by the 6911th Electronic Security Squadron Commander.

After Germany, the Day family landed at Cannon Air Force Base in July 1988. Janet was hired by the Security Police Squadron commander. From there she went to work for the Civil Engineer Squadron, then the Mission Support Group and finally, she was chosen for the wing secretarial position in September 2002. Janet Day will celebrate 30 years on her job in March.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
Being a team member and helping others succeed. It’s also a good feeling knowing that in some small way, I help to get the mission done.

What do you not like about your job?
When coworkers have to move. But, we have life-long friends around the globe.

What did you think about on Sept. 11?
I was numb; how could someone do this; felt so bad for the families watching the events unfold.

Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party, and why?
My Mom, who I lost 30 years ago, and her sister, my Aunt Rebel, who is 95, when they were in their 20s. I love their stories and would like to share this part of their lives.

What do you think about eastern New Mexico?
Clovis has enriched my life in many ways and I wouldn’t change one day of being here.

What is your favorite taste?
Seafood.

What is your favorite smell?
A wood-burning fire.

If I could do anything, I would…
Do for others anything I could do.

When you were a kid, what did you think you would be doing as an adult?
I was a huge Perry Mason fan; thought about law for a while and even took Latin courses. I then steered toward a banking career and life steps brought me to the Air Force, both personally and professionally.

What do you envision your life being like in 10 years?
Retired, sitting on a wrap-around porch somewhere looking over a pond at a weeping willow tree.