First responders from the 39th Medical Group carry a patient onto an ambulance during a local readiness exercise Aug. 28, 2014, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.  First responders from the 39th Air Base Wing attend readiness training which keeps skills sharp for real world emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski/Released)

Tonight I am thankful for the first responders who helped us through 9/11 and who are helping Parisians survive tonight. I’m also extremely grateful I was able to squeeze my Mom and daughter today along with my honey. I don’t take their presence in my life for granted ever, but today I am especially grateful for the fact that we are all safe for tonight.