381st TRG showcases heritage
By Jennifer Green-Lanchoney , 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 24, 2012
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of the 381st Training Support Squadron unveiled a historical mural in the 381st TRSS main lobby here Aug. 23.
The mural was designed and painted by a team comprised of Team V permanent party and students from the 381st Training Group, headed by Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander, a 381st TRG commander's support staff apprentice.
"I am truly inspired by the work that was accomplished," said Alexander. "I hope that when people walk by they see my team's hard work and pride for the 381st TRG."
Displayed at the west entrance of building 8290, the mural depicts the development of the current 381st TRG.
"This mural represents the rich heritage ... that led to development of today's 381st Training Group," said Lt. Col. Eric Yarrell, 381st TRSS commander. "(It) displays the main eras of the 381st: the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing and the 381st Training Group."
It took more than 125 days for Alexander and her team to design and paint the mural.
"I am really happy it turned out well and it shows our pride in the training group and what it stands for," said Alexander. "We wanted to make something that all members of the 381st Training Squadron could identify with, from previous students to future 381st members."
Alexander's team was comprised of Tech. Sgt. William Nolen, a 533rd Training Squadron instructor; Airman 1st Class Briana McDougal, a 3rd Space Operations Squadron member and former 533rd training Squadron student; Airman Basic Kyle Lenamon, Airman Basic Douglas Diekever and Airman Basic Nathaniel Marshall, 532nd Training Squadron students; Airman 1st Class Sanderson Conway, a 341st Missile Operations Squadron member and former 533rd Training Squadron student; Airman 1st Class Lakeya Jones, a 30th Medical Operations Squadron member and Airman 1st Class Ernestine Curtis, a 30th Comptroller Squadron member.