Three generations of full-time service
By Master Sgt. Nancy Ausland, 114th Fighter Wing
/ Published February 20, 2009
Sioux Falls, S.D. -- The Portices' have made full-time service in the South Dakota Air National Guard truly a family tradition. Three generations of the Portice's, Master Sgt. (Ret.) Bob Portice, Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Portice, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Portice have all made careers of full-time service with the unit.
Master Sgt. (Ret.) Bob Portice started his technician service in the War Readiness Supply Kit area in base supply February 1961 through April 1971 and retired as the Resource Management Squadron First Sergeant in December 1989 with 37 years of military service.
Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Portice started his Active Guard Reserve service in the Aircraft Fuel Systems Maintenance shop in November 1984. In April 2002, he moved to the Logistics Readiness Squadron's chief position where he still serves.
Staff Sgt. Christopher Portice began his military service in September 2002. Chris started his technician service in the flightline avionics shop in January 2009.
"As far as I know, this is the only time the unit has had three generations of one family serve full-time in our unit." said Lt. Col Reid Christopherson.