Air Force veteran celebrates birthdays with daring adventures

For her most recent 90th, Nancy Blycker enjoyed indoor skydiving and a plane ride.


Age is nothing but a number to this Air Force vet.

Nancy Blycker is known to celebrate her birthday in style: For her 79th birthday, she went parachute jumping.

And in 2020, for her 90th birthday, Blycker enjoyed indoor skydiving and a plane ride, something not many people, let alone those nearing 100 years old, would attempt.

Beyond her birthday adventures, Blycker has had a full life.

In addition to her military service, she worked in the Federal Reserve bank building alongside the 33rd president, Harry Truman. She says he was always dressed well and a perfect gentleman.

"I enjoyed that so much. That was one of my cherished parts of my life," she said.

Surrounding yourself with loving family and friends is Blycker's key to a happy life.

"That's what it's all about. Having a close friend that you can count on if you have bad times," she said.

Through it all, the veteran has relied on her faith to get through tough times.

"When things got a little rough, we’d sit down and pray a little bit," she said.

And reminds us all to keep pushing.

"It's just a matter of knowing how to get through these problems and all, and that's part of life," Blycker said. "You just have to take one day at a time, and get through that day, and start the next day. That's the way it is. That's the way all of us have to do it."