Retired Air Force officer becomes teacher
In 1979, Orange native Nanette Hubbard enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as an airman. After a 27-year career, she retired as a major in 2006.
During her Air Force career, she earned three college degrees, married, and had a son and a daughter. Her name became Maj. Trevino.
Her first assignment in the Air Force was in the medical administration field. She would remain in that field for the remainder of her career. Her desire to succeed that led her to enroll in college courses. She earned an associate in applied science, a bachelor of applied science, resources management, and a master of science in administration, with a focus in Health Care.
Trevino was stationed in Texas, England, Ohio, Japan, and Washington, D.C. Her final assignment was as the Senior Air Force Liaison Officer attached to the Military Medical Support Office, Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. The last assignment was offered to her personally by Admiral C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General.
In 1989, Trevino was recognized with the Outstanding United States Air Force Medical Service Administration Award. This was followed in 1991 by being selected United States Air Force Medical Resource Management Officer of the Year.
Her awards and decorations include five awards for outstanding service and three service medals.
Her father, Milton Hubbard said, “One of the things she did along the way was to re-enlist an Airman under water. While in Okinawa she was asked by a friend to conduct his re-enlistment ceremony and they did it in 40 feet of water, with flag and all. She is the only one in the Air Force to have ever done that.”
Trevino’s father is also an Air Force veteran. Hubbard was stationed at Weathesford RAF Base with the 20th Air Force.
From 1981 to 1985 Major Trevino was stationed at the 20th Tactical Hospital, RAF Upper Heyford, United Kingdom.
“I never dreamed that I would have a daughter stationed in the same outfit that I had been in,” Hubbard said.
After her retirement, Trevino decided to change careers. She went back to college to earn her teaching certification. After teaching in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville school district as a substitute, she is now employed as a fourth grade math teacher at Oates Elementary School in the West Orange-Cove district.
Major Trevino’s husband is Master Sergeant (Retired) Donald S. Trevino, also of Orange. Her two children are Steven and Candace. The Trevinos live in Little Cypress.