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Maj. Matthew Heintzelman said the reason he joined the military was because 24 years ago, when the Berlin Wall fell bringing an end to the Cold War he felt obligated to pay his dues to protect the United States and secure the nation.  Heintzelman is the acting commander of the 919th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Duke Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Maj. Matthew Heintzelman said the reason he joined the military was because 24 years ago, when the Berlin Wall fell bringing an end to the Cold War he felt obligated to pay his dues to protect the United States and secure the nation. Heintzelman is the acting commander of the 919th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Duke Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)