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BAFB Airman selected to work as flight attendant to president

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Staff Sgt. Porsha Cook was selected from among 78 applicants. Staff Sgt. Porsha Cook was selected from among 78 applicants.
BARKSDALE AFB, LA (KSLA) -

Staff Sgt. Porsha Cook has worked inside the gym at Barksdale Air Force Base for the past year. Her mission has been making sure equipment along the gym floor is picked up, visitors share the courts, and asking for proper ID at the front desk.

However, from now on she will be asking more important questions.

"Would you like a coke and peanuts?" said Cook.

Cook was handpicked to be a flight attendant exclusively for the United States of America. That includes working on Air Force One.

"I could fly with some people to deploy them or fly with congressmen," said Cook. "I could fly with generals or the president or the vice president. It just depends on what the mission requires."

Cook, who was promoted to staff sergeant during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon, said she has never been a flight attendant before, but she was picked from among 78 applicants across the country.

Cook will leave in the coming weeks to start three months of intense training right in the thick of election season.  

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