Sr. Staff Sgt. (retired) Ryan Dane moved to Flower Mound from Mission Viejo California with his family in December 1998. He attended McKamy Middle School and while attending Flower Mound High School, he joined JROTC. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force and held several positions during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004-2005). While stationed at Vandenberg Space Force Base, he was an Air Transportation Specialist. In 2014 he re-enlisted and deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Ryan is the recipient of Meritorious Unit Award, AF Outstanding Unit Award, AF Good Conduct Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 service star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, AF Longevity Service with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 'M' device, USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, AF Training Ribbon and the NATO Medal.
Ryan's family feels his commitment to the United States Military in part influenced his younger brother Specialist Taylor Behrens (US Army) in making a similar career choice and they are proud and thankful for his service.
Today, Ryan continues his chosen career in logistics and works for Alliance Operating Services. Ryan is the father of one son, Ryker Dane and they live here in Flower Mound.