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Before they were famous, Airman edition

By Senior Airman Michelle Patten
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

Before they were famous, celebrities were regular people working jobs just like everyone else. While their jobs prior to being famous may seem less glamorous to some, I like to think of them as everyday superheroes who served in the United States Air Force.

1. Gregg Popovich-

Basketball coach shakes hands with USAF Academy cadets during a Spurs practice
Academy cadets reach out to shake hands with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich before the start of the team’s practice Oct. 2, 2013 at Clune Arena on the U.S. Air Force Academy campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Kenneth Bellard/Released)

Before he was leading the San Antonio Spurs to victory on the basketball court, Popovich was molded into the coach he is today by the United States Air Force Academy’s Cadet Honor Code. While attending the Academy, he played basketball all four years, and later also worked as an assistant coach at the Air Force Academy Prep School. The intelligence officer served for five years before hanging up his captain bars.
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