SBD 3 Highlights Lexie Athanaxay for National Military Spouse Appreciation Day Published May 11, 2023 By SBD 3 Public Affairs Space Base Delta 3 LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Q: How long have you been married? A: Almost 4 years Q: How long has your spouse been in the service? A: 8 years Q: What is their rank and role in the service? A: Captain/O-3, CSS/Medical Information Systems/Resource Management Flight Commander for the 61st Medical Squadron at Los Angeles Air Force Base. Q: Have you ever served in the military? If so, in what capacity? A: No Q: Has your spouse ever been deployed and how did that affect your family if so? A: No Q: Has being married to a military member provided opportunities for you and your family? If so, can you describe them? A: Definitely! We’ve been able to live in different cities and meet amazing people! I grew up in the same state and went to school with a lot of the same people, so moving around has allowed me to grow not only with my spouse but as an individual. Q: Describe a challenge associated with being a military spouse? A: It’s difficult being away from each other for extended periods of time and with little notice. Our first year being married was tough because of all the training Joi had to do. We were only together for six months. Sometimes she just has to go and we can’t do much about it.