Air Force veterans share more than service

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Diane A. Rhodes Writer  Before Dick and Heather Nester of Menifee fell in love with each other, they each found a love for the United States Air Force. After having served a combined 65 years in the military, this month the couple will enjoy celebrating their 26th Veterans Day together as husband and wife. Heather Nester chose the Air Force on her father’s recommendation that the branch “houses you better and feeds you better.” She joined in 1975 alongside her husband at the time as part of the Join Spouse assignment program, which allowed them to be stationed together. A few years later, she was widowed but stayed in the military. “I loved the camaraderie,” Heather Nester, 65, said. “They push you for your betterment; there was always something more they wanted you
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