Business Woman and Citizen Airman

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  • By Senior Airman Alexis Suarez

“Aim high…fly, fight, win” is the Air Force motto that Senior Airman Kiyani Breaux has taken to heart the moment she walked off the bus in 2016 for Basic Military Training in Lackland, TX.

            Twenty-three year old reservist Breaux, a force management technician with the 927th Air Refueling Wing, manages two of her own companies and is a full time student working on her bachelor degree at Polk State University.

            “After BMT and technical school, I felt like the Air Force opened up so many doors for me,” said Breaux. “The benefits and flexibility of being a reservist the Air Force has allowed me to continue my education beyond getting my associates degree in marketing.”

            As a reservist the commitment is one weekend a month and then two weeks a year dedicated to an annual tour, which allows time for a full-time civilian job, schooling, or entrepreneurship.

            “The Air Force has been so encouraging, and my unit here is also very supportive,” said Breaux. “They showed me the tools and resources available to me so I can be the best I can be.”

            A year after joining the reserves Breaux started an online marketing company “KiBreeze Marketing” in 2017, where she offers business tips, social media managing and website building.

            “The internet is ever-growing, and I saw an opportunity to expand my career in this field,” said Breaux. “It’s never going to feel like work when I am so passionate about what I do.”

            Breaux decided she wanted to expand her endeavors and aim higher for her brand and company so she started an online clothing boutique called Modern Breeze Fashion which is a chic boho fashion line.

            “I started this clothing line to help empower women,” said Breaux. “I wanted women of all backgrounds to be able to feel comfortable and confident but I also wanted my brand to be affordable as well.”

            Breaux said to pursue having your own business that you need to let go of self-doubt and find a mentor, which she had plenty being in the reserves. Through the Air Force Breaux learned courage and confidence so she wouldn’t be afraid to go the next step, to go and aim higher.