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The Queen is Joining the Military

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Steubenville, August 17, 2015 | comments
We reached out to Congressman Bill Johnson (R) of Ohio for his perspective and he added, "a military life is not an easy life; it requires tremendous sacrifices. Ms.Massey understands that, and will soon embark on a great adventure and I wish her the best.
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WTRF
Published August 17, 2015

She's a young lady with a crown and a message. 

Briana Massey is a recent graduate of Bridgeport High School and just two weeks ago was crowned the OVAC Queen of Queens, but recently surprised many in the area when she announced her future plans. 

"Its about being part of a team, part of a family, and that's why its for me," said 18 year-old Briana Massey when discussing her plans to join the U.S. Air Force. 

Next week Massey will be bound for an Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas, but she'll be taking with her an important set of life skills she learned on the runway, that she'll soon use on an actual runway. 

"Its helped me learn how to overcome fear and not just this pageant. I've been an athlete my entire life. There are intense games and times. When you go out there and fight for your team and that's kind of how the Air Force is. You have to put everything on the line for your brothers and sisters in the military," added Massey.  

Massey has gained the attention from teachers across the Ohio Valley, for her string platform against bullying. 

She offers some of advice for her peers when it comes to following their own dreams, "do whatever you think will make you successful. You have to follow your dreams. If you believe in yourself you can do anything, no matter what anyone says to you."  

When asked by WTRF.com's Nate Fluharty about where she sees herself in 10 years and she promptly said, "Washington D.C., hopefully working for Congressman Bill Johnson because he was in the Air Force too!"

We reached out to Congressman Bill Johnson (R) of Ohio for his perspective and he added, "a military life is not an easy life; it requires tremendous sacrifices. Ms.Massey understands that, and will soon embark on a great adventure and I wish her the best. When her Air Force commitment is complete, if Ms. Massey wants to come to Washington for the right reasons, I think that would be great." 

We'll keep you updated on her Air Force career.
 



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