Lorraine is a 1997 graduate of Karnes City High School. She entered the Air Force on Sept. 23, 1998, attending basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. Upon graduation, she attended technical training at Sheppard AFB for her career as a Maintenance Scheduler. Her first assignment took her to Nellis AFB, Nev., working with HH-60 Pave Hawk’s in the 66th Rescue Squadron. After three years, she had a permanent change of station to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, with the 3rd Maintenance Operations Squadron. She spend six years working with multiple aircraft and over 300 engines. Her next assignment led her to Dover AFB, Del., leading to a career change from Maintenance to Human Resources working with the 436th Force Support Squadron. She was deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in October 2013 until April 2014 as a Customs and Border Clearance Agent. Lorraine’s time in the Air Force has sent her to 47 of the 50 states, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
She is married to Bruce Kmiec of Gilbertville, Mass., and has twin 13 year old sons, Bryce and Kaleb. She will be residing in Harrington, Del., working as a Management Analyst with the Department of Defense at Dover AFB.