Former 2002 Elkins High School graduate, Captain Alicia Tompkins Carey, USAF C-17 Aircraft Commander, stays in touch with the folks back home. Her parents, Robyn and Bill Tompkins of Quail Valley report that their daughter embarks on a new adventure every month. Carey grew up in Missouri City and attended the Air Force Academy from 2002 – 2006.
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Aeronautical Engineering and US Air Force Flight School, she earned the rank of Captain and has been piloting the USAF C-17 Globemaster aircraft from the U.S. to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This fall she completed her Masters of Aviation Science degree and was certified as a C-17 Aircraft Commander. She is based in Qatar and flies throughout the Middle East and parts of Africa on her third deployment.