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12 year old military child wins state gymnastics, will represent Wyoming at nationals

(F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.) - Spending her whole life in the military, 12-year-old Emma Brittingham finds ways to not let the status as a military child slow her down. Brittingham, the daughter of Lt. Col. Jacob Brittingham, 37th Helicopter Squadron, has lived at four Air Force bases in three states and another country in the last six years, according to F.E Warren Air Force Base . However, she likes to spend her time learning and competing in gymnastics, two things she loves to do. "I enjoy gymnastics because it gives me a challenge,” Emma told F.E Warren Air Force Base . “Gymnastics helps me appreciate more because sometimes I have a bad day at the gym and that is discouraging. But, that helps me appreciate the good days even more because when they are good, they are GOOD!” *H/t photo: US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Valle/Pitchengine Communities* Emma recently competed in and won the tournament for level-8 state gymnastics, qualifying her for nationals on April 15 in Dallas, Texas. With her dream of representing the U.S. in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, we certainly wish her the best of luck as she heads to nationals to represent Wyoming. Read more about Emma's life in the military here . *Feature photo: US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Valle/Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news