Krill endorsed for department vice commander

By Fairmont Post 36

Lee C. Prentice Post 36 in Fairmont endorses Pamela J. Krill for the position of Department of Minnesota vice commander for the 2nd and 7th districts for the year 2024-25.

Krill is a retired Air Force veteran, having served for 21 years. She grew up in Kingston and graduated from Annandale High School. After graduation, she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and attended basic training at Lackland AFB, in Texas.

She attended technical training at Lowery AFB, in Colorado, and then was assigned to Beale AFB, in California, as a supply specialist. She moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., and worked at the 367th Recruiting Headquarters as a logistics specialist.

Then, she spent time in Iceland as a mobility specialist and in media affairs and public relations. Two years later, she moved to Altus, Okla., where She served as a unit deployment manager, prepping and deploying members to numerous locations around the globe.

Pam Krill

Her final duty station was Langley AFB, in Virginia, where she worked as a weapon system manager.  While at Langley, she spent one tour in Iraq at Balad Air Base and then one year at Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, and then another year at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan. Both tours She was an advisor to the Afghan Army and the Afghan Air Force.

Upon returning from a second tour in Afghanistan, her son asked her to retire. After a wonderful 21 years, she turned down an assignment to Hawaii to be with her son. They moved back to Minnesota in February 2015 and purchased a small house on five acres in the countryside near Blue Earth.

Krill is a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, where she is a chapter treasurer. She is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and she is membership director for The American Legion Department of Minnesota and for the 2nd District. She was 2nd District commander for 2022-23. She is a past chairman for the Department Strategic Planning Committee. She is a 2021 graduate of National American Legion College. She has served on the National Americanism Council since 2021.

“As a veteran, I will always be dedicated to my country and our fellow veterans, doing what I can to aid in taking care of them,” she said.