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21st Space Wing's legal eagle

Wear Red Hero talks about SoCo's help for military

Major Kristin McCall Wear Red Friday Hero

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - Inside and outside the courtroom, Major Kristin McCall is a force to be reckoned at Peterson Air Force Base.  She is number two in the 21st Space Wing's Judge Advocate General's office.  She is a legal expert on base.  As a practicing attorney she could have been a force in the civilian world but chose the military instead, "I knew if I did the military life,  I would go home every day and be satisfied with everything I've done to help someone who couldn't help themselves."

Among her jobs with 21st Space Wing, Major McCall helps thousands of active military and retirees with free legal advice.  It can range from a dispute with a landlord to drafting a will.  She's a wellspring of legal knowledge that she is willing to share with others. 

Al Strait is Director of the Wing Staff Agency, 21st Space Wing and has known Major McCall for two years.  He explained to me why she is so special in her job, "She is the epitome of what I call a great Air Force Officer.  She has a great work ethic.  She know what needs to be done and she gets the job done, first time, every time."

Off base, one of her most proud accomplishments is being a military Mom.  She told me that when she was deployed last year,  her also active duty husband and her two children were well taken care of because of our special caring military friendly community, "To know that my family was cared for and Colorado Springs had its arms around my family while I was gone, helped immensely while I was over there.  I didn't have to worry about it as much."

Major McCall's can do spirit on and off base is why she is our Wear Red Friday Hero.  You can nominate someone to hold this proud title. Go back to our front page, scroll down and on the right side you'll see our Wear Red Hero section so you can nominate someone. 

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