30 Nov '15, 4pm

Face of Defense: From Nigerian Prince to American Airman

Face of Defense: From Nigerian Prince to American Airman

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash., November 30, 2015 — Since he was nine years old, Air Force Airman 1st Class Adeola Adeboyejo, an outbound assignment technician with the 92nd Force Support Squadron, has been working toward his dream of becoming a pilot. Adeboyejo grew up in Nigeria and had a seemingly normal upbringing, despite being born into royalty. "My dad was born a prince, but instead of living a royal life he went to college to become an engineer," Adeboyejo said. "He would tell me stories of being a prince and what it entails in Africa." Adeboyejo said he went to high school when he was nine years old and graduated when he was 15. He then attended The Federal University of Technology, Akure in Nigeria to study information technology. He said he soon realized that a technology degree wasn't what he wanted. Around that time, an opportunity arose for him to come to th...

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