Dads: We Salute You!
Name: Paul M. Toves
Years in service: 8 years
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Years as father: 11
Kids: Raiden Jacob 11 years old; Sadie Joy 3 years old; Penelope Joy Newborn (Born May 20, 2016)
Current Duty Station and job:
554 RED HORSE Squadron - Guam (Guam Air National Guard) / heavy equipment operator
Q: What are your key responsibilities at work?
A: Pavements and Heavy Equipment •Operating Physical Training Monitor; Help • personnel in shop stay fit to fight; Train junior enlisted Airmen with • operating equipment
Q: What are your key responsibilities at home?
A: key responsibility at home to listen to my wife... Just kidding. My wife and I have a dual responsibility at home to ensure our children are well taken care of.
Q: How do you balance military life with family life?
A: all considering I come from a dual military marriage because my wife is enlisted with the Guam Army National Guard, our family will always be priority, but we are also able to understand and support each other when duty calls.
Q: How do you keep in touch with family when you are TDY or deployed?
A: during my recent deployment in the Middle East, I was able to stay in touch with my family via FaceTime and WhatsApp.
Q: How does the military community support your family?
A: Whether at home or during a deployment, the Air Force community has been extremely supportive in understanding the importance of family and taking care of us when in need.
Q: How do you support your partner whether you are home or deployed?
A: support each other mentally, spiritually and emotionally through prayers and communication.
Q: As a military parent, what’s your top priority for your kids?
A: Providing for their needs.
Q: What are your plans or Father’s Day?
A: Play golf and then spend time with my family afterwards.
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
A: Considering my first daughter was born before I returned home from my first deployment, I returned back from my second deployment 15 days before my second daughter was born and was able to witness her birth.
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