Airman 1st Class (A1C) Derrik Morris of Warm Springs is a member of the Elite Guard of the Air Force police and security forces, which guards generals and dignitaries.
He is currently based in Ramstein, Germany, but has been put on 24-hour notice that he may be sent to the Persian Gulf region.
Morris played football and golf while attending Madras High School and graduated in 2000. Joining the Air Force in May 2001, he completed Security Forces training in September 2001, just after the 9-11 tragedy.
He was stationed in Wyoming until December 2002, when he was transferred to Ramstein Air Base in Germany. His parents are Kip and Theresa Morris of Kah-Nee-Ta.