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Here’s a Veteran’s Day story for you: Three generations of Mississippians serving our country while working the same job. Meet Retired Chief Master Sergeant Dan Jones (grandfather), soon-to-be pinned Chief Master Sergeant Joel Jones (dad), and Senior Airman Scott Jones (son) who all are Boom Operators in the KC-135 Stratotanker (a flying gas station) based at the 186th Air Refueling Wing based at Key Field in Meridian.

Boom operators help refuel aircraft mid-air, which is vital for long missions. Scott could not be in this video because he was deployed. When asked if he was proud of his son and grandson, Dan Jones replied, “Mission accomplished.”



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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.