Airman’s talent earns chance to compete for a spot on 2008 Tops in Blue team

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  • By Holly Birchfield
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Airman 1st Class Jennifer Frost first discovered her singing voice when she joined her middle school's choir in sixth grade.

Now, the 24-year-old Kalamazoo, Mich., native who is a front desk representative at the Pine Oaks Lodge at Robins is getting a shot at a spot on the 2008 Tops in Blue team, the Air Force's talent team that travels nationwide entertaining the masses.

Airman Frost, who has been at Robins since Jan. 23, auditioned for a chance to join the team at the Community Center in mid-October.

The Tops in Blue hopeful performed two country music hits, Loretta Lynn's "You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man," and Rascal Flatt's "God Blessed the Broken Road," during her local audition.

Now, Airman Frost is in the Tops in Blue 2008 semi-finals. She will compete against Airmen Air Force-wide at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, from Dec. 2-10, for a chance to share her talent worldwide.

Ruby Wasway, Community Center director at Robins, was taken aback by the singer.

"I knew she would make it," she said. "I had confidence in her."

Ms. Wasway said she felt the Airman had talent and wanted to encourage her to share it.

"It's good for (Airmen)," she said. "They get to travel and do new things. It's just a new challenge. I think everyone should come out and try out next year."

Airman Frost said she's certainly glad she tried out.

"I just feel so phenomenal," she said. "This is a chance of a lifetime. Not everybody gets this chance, and to get to travel all around the world if I make it in, (that would be a dream come true)."

Airman Frost, who recently became engaged to her fiancé', Richard Tanner, said she hopes to get more involved in singing in church since she will soon be a pastor's wife.

For now though, she's elated by the chance to take her vocal talent around the world.

"There are really no words to explain how you feel when you get something this big put into your path," she said. "I want to thank God for everything he's given me. He's given me this chance and I'm just so grateful to him."