Salutes & Awards

June 7, 2012

Warrior of the Week June 8, 2012

Staff Sgt. Jessica Swiercinsky

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. Renecia L. Lopez

Family: Sergio (Husband currently deployed), Adelina (daughter), Aubree (daughter)

Hometown: Parkersburg, WV

Unit: 355 FSS

Job title: Executive Assistant

Job description: Performs executive duties to the Commander, manages daily events calendar & interaction w/eight flight chiefs. Schedules/organizes squadron activities including awards ceremonies, commander’s call, and crucial functions.  Staffs executive correspondence; maintains organizational mail accounts, prepares eSSS documents and memorandums. Networks with Family Readiness Section; collects and reviews 14 Force Support Squadron leadership/civilian timecards.

Most rewarding job aspect: Learning something new every day

Goals: To make Chief, to beat my husband to Chief, finish Bachelor’s Degree

Hobbies: Spending time with my family

Favorite performer: Jason Aldean

Favorite dish: Chicken

I’m proudest of:  My accomplishments I have made this far in my career

Best asset: Dedication

Person I admire most: My mother

Pet peeve: Laziness

What I like most about D-M: The Weather

Force Support Squadron at a glance

Group Commander: Col. David Uselman

Squadron commander: Maj. Ernest Mata

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Jamie Harwick

Squadron Motto: No Rest For The Best!

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U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Luke Johnson

Rescue Group security forces Airmen experience total force helicopter training

A 943rd Rescue Group Detachment 1 Security Forces Airman took part in training exercise that helped prepare him and other service members to safely maneuver around helicopters in a deployed environment.

MDG providing sports physical appointments

As the 2012-2013 school year quickly approaches, children may need to get a school or sports physical. The 355th Medical Group is working hard to meet this need by modifying the daily schedule to make appointments available. We continue to have open duty day appointments, so your best and fastest option is to call 228-2778...

AF Academy instructor vacancies available

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, TEXAS (AFNS) — Eligible active duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy instructor opportunities have until Aug. 31 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “This special duty assignment is a controlled, three-year maximum tour and officers must be released by their Air Force Personnel Center core officer assignment...


Don’t get carried away during monsoon season

A monsoon can be described as a seasonal shift in the prevailing wind direction, that usually brings with it a different kind of weather. From the month of June all the way through September, known as monsoon season in Arizona, the “different kind of weather” is rain, and lots of it. In 2011, more than...

Warrior of the Week July 27, 2012

Family: Chet (husband), Vincent (son) Hometown: Air Force Brat, no hometown Unit: 355th Operations Support Squadron

AF releases mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list, changes

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials today released the fiscal year 2012 mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list along with some changes to the program. In addition to a rebalance in overall payments, the Air Force identified 53 Air Force specialties, down from 78, to receive bonuses. Based on the semiannual program review that began in...


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