|Spc. Terry Francis was determined to follow her chosen|
career path, despite barriers.
Terry Francis is a student in Bates Technical College's Machinist program. As an active-duty service member and mother of two, her typical day begins as early as 4 a.m., and she often doesn't get time to relax until after 10 p.m.
Deployed to Afghanistan in 2011, Spc. Francis sustained injuries that would affect the pursuit of her chosen career path. Dedicated to becoming a machinist and someday work for a large company like Boeing or another aerospace organization, she enrolled in the college's Machinist program.
NWMilitary.com featured Spc. Francis in an article on Thursday, Aug. 14 that details her experience.