Citizen Airman lives in one big happy family

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  • By Staff Sgt. Adam C. Borgman
  • 927th Air Refueling Wing / Public Affairs
Father, husband, manager and Airman. For most, any one of these tasks would be a lot for one person to handle.

Imagine yourself with two-pairs of twins, one set 22-years old the other set 7-months. Now, picture a 14-year old daughter and a 3-year old son also. This is something Senior Airman Jeff Fuhrmann, Emergency Management Specialist, 927th Mission Support Group, does not have to imagine, he lives it.

In most cases, it is very uncommon to have two-sets of twins, Fuhrmann not only has them, but he volunteered to. He and his wife of five years are the foster parents of the 7-month old girls/boys.

"My wife and I consistently look for ways to give back, we have continued to be blessed and thought of ways that we could give back," said Fuhrmann. "She brought up fostering being the perfect opportunity to do just that on a personal level, in this case two small children who deserve a chance to make their mark in this world."
Fuhrmann, a St. Louis native, moved his family to Florida when he took advantage of a job opportunity, five-years ago. He now works for Robert Arthur Machinery as the manager in charge of service, parts and application.

"My military training has enabled me to be a better employee and manager at my civilian job," said Fuhrmann. "The attention to detail skill under stressful conditions that is required in emergency management benefits my management skills at my civilian job also."

In 1989 Fuhrmann enlisted into the U.S. Navy and spent eight years active duty before, deciding to separate in 1997 as a petty officer third class. After more than 17-years out of the service, he decided to join the U.S. Air Force Reserve in March of 2013.

"I wasn't ever really sure why I got out of the military," said Fuhrmann. "It took a while to figure out if I was eligible to reenlist and to come up with exactly what I wanted to do. After a trip to the recruiter's office and a lot of discussion with my wife, I swore-in to the U.S. Air Force Reserve shortly after.

"I thought my family was big before, but it feels great to be a part of the Air Force family!"

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