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Hi I'm Doug

I grew up in Oregon. I served over 20 years as an Air Force Pilot, with multiple overseas deployments. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for over 24 years and have 3 kids. I joined the Air Force after college and became a pilot. After pilot training in Arizona I stayed as an instructor in the T38 Talon. I then had an exchange tour teaching Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy (USMA). I then went back to flying and flew the MC-130P Combat Shadow in Air Force Special Operations Command. Multiple tours in Florida, England and North Carolina. I've also been deployed overseas several times supporting efforts in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. I finished up at the school house teaching new guys how to fly and eventually retired from active duty. I now work for Lockheed Martin teaching academics and instruct in the flight simulators. I enjoy playing volleyball, hiking, backpacking and hanging out with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Basically because I think it makes me a better person. I'm happy when I follow God and life just seems better. My relationship with my wife and children are better when I try to follow the basics of the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. To me, the basics of the plan God has for me seems pretty simple and makes sense. I try to follow the example of my Savior daily by doing good to others, working hard, being kind and being obedient to his commandments. When I do, I find I feel better and happier than when I don't.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday in the way I act and react to others. I try to stay connected to God through prayer and reading his words in the scriptures. I volunteer in the community through Scouting or at a hospital. I especially like the chance to work with other families in our congregation, help them when they need it, and draw on their support when I need it. I've found nothing feels better than helping someone in need.