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Former Defender, Chopped Military Salute winner returns to JBSA-Lackland, offers advice to fellow Defenders
June 26, 2023
Master Sgt. Opal Poullard, 345th Training Squadron, smiles as Chef Robert Irvine, celebrity chef and television host, introduces her at a cooking demonstration, at JBSA-Lackland, Texas, June 15, 2023. Poullard, who’s an Advanced Culinary Instructor for the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, was on base to support healthy living events through the Robert Irvine Foundation’s Breaking Bread with Heroes Program. Poullard, spent 14 years as a Defender before she retrained into a special duty career field and became an Enlisted Aide. Poullard was the winner of the Military Salute Edition of the Food Network show, Chopped. (U.S. Air Force photo by Greg Walker)