Name/Rank/Hometown: Cara A. Gracia TSgt, Hometown: Weare, NH

Total Military Time: 11 Years

VTANG member since: 16 May 2018

AFSC(s) – career:  8R000 – Production Recruiter

Education/degrees/studies: Graduated from John Stark Regional High in Weare, NH in 2005. Some college at New Hampshire Institute of Art 2005-2006 Illustration, Hesser College 2006-2007, and New Hampshire Technical Institute 2008 to 2013 for Criminal Justice.

Favorite thing about the Air National Guard/VTANG: I enjoy the family atmosphere of the Air National Guard/VTANG. Once you are in the VTANG you are part of an extended family.

Hobbies/Family/Outside the office: My husband and I enjoy all outdoor activities. I love animals and grew up on an 11 acre farm in Weare, NH.  Horseback riding is my favorite hobby, and I’ve owned/ridden horses since I was around 8 years old. I enjoy going trail riding the most. My husband and I enjoy going to car shows (old muscle cars).  I also enjoy skiing and snowmobiling.

Favorite quote: “The best way to predict your future is to create it”- Abraham Lincoln

3 words to live by: “Live Free or Die” –General John Stark

Something interesting/unique about you: I started my career with the 157th Air Refueling Wing, Pease ANGB, Portsmouth, NH. Being born and raised in New England, I left New Hampshire in 2013 for full time Technician job with the Florida National Guard. Was with the Florida NG working in the Human Resource Office until I was hired here to the VTANG as a Production Recruiter.


Anything missing: My younger sister is also in the VTANG in the Fuels (POL) shop.