Though neither of their parents were in the military, four sisters from Connecticut have started their own tradition by all joining the air force. This week twins Amanda and Alicia Robillard became Air Force Academy graduates, marking the first time four sisters have graduated from the Academy. Lauren, who is a helicopter pilot, was in the class of 2007, and Nicole, an airfield operations officer, was in the class of 2009.
"While they (my sisters) and my parents were sure to not make Amanda and I feel forced in any way, the fact that they were here opened us up to the opportunities and experiences that I would have not been aware of ... In a sense, you could say it is like choosing the same college as your best friend, especially for Amanda and me."