Air Force Reserve Captain Jamie Brunette is described by friends as a vivacious athlete with a huge smile who loved people and loved to run.
Malia Spranger, an Air Force Reserve colonel, served with Brunette, was her friend and business partner. They were going to open a fitness center together in March.
But Brunette, an Afghanistan War veteran, took her own life February 9, 2015.
“She was (like) a daughter to my husband and I,” Spranger said. “She is obviously terribly missed by so many people out there.”