Salutes & Awards

July 26, 2012

Warrior of the Week July 27, 2012

WoW_pict
Staff Sgt. Kelly O’Leske

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. Kelly O’Leske

Family: 

Chet (husband), Vincent (son)

Hometown: 

Air Force Brat, no hometown

Unit: 

355th Operations Support Squadron

Job title: 

Airfield Management Operations Coordinator

Job description: 

Airfield Management works hand in hand with several agencies on base (including the Air Traffic Control Tower, Transient Alert, CE, and Command Post, to name a few) to ensure that we have a safe and fully operational airfield not only for the aircraft, but for the personnel on the airfield as well. In addition, we coordinate care of any transient aircraft and personnel on board during their stay at D-M.

Most rewarding job aspect: 

Seeing the many different types of aircraft that come through D-M on their way to AMARG. It’s kind of bittersweet seeing them go to be put to rest. Also helping the aircrew who come through our doors tired, hungry, and looking for a place to take a break.

Goals:  

Learn to have patience.

Hobbies: 

Reading, hiking, cooking, playing cars with my son.

Favorite dish: 

Homemade refried beans and tortillas.

I’m proudest of: 

Getting my 21 month old son to say “Please, and thank you” without being asked!

Best asset:  

My honesty.

Person I admire most: 

My grandmother. If you ever tell her to just sit down once in a while, she would tell you in a very strong Kentucky accent “I’ve got too much to get done in life to be sitting down.”

Pet peeve: 

When people don’t give 100% effort into what they do. Why waste time doing something, if you’re not going to do it right the first time?

What I like most about D-M: 

All of the friends my husband and I have bumped into again.

355th OSS at a glance

Group Commander: 

Col. Phillip Wielhouwer

Squadron commander: 

Lt. Col. Jason Rueschhoff

First Sergeant: 

Master Sgt. Chris Reams

Squadron Motto: 

Guide Those Who Fly




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant)

AFSOUTH Liaison Officers: Embarking on a journey toward a promising future

Colonel Alex Voigt has only been serving as the Air Forces Southern Chilean Liaison Officer at Davis-Monthan for a couple of months, but with a history of Chilean LNOs reaching the rank of general and one even going on to serve...
 
 

D-M commander mixes it up with ‘The Morning Blend’

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) U.S. Air Force Col. James P. Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., talks with TV hosts, Tina Jennings and Maria Parmigiani, during a live recording of “The Morning Blend” at KGUN9 Studio, Tucson, Nov. 24. Meger went on the show to...
 
 

Let’s talk turkey: Prepare the perfect bird this holiday season

Whether having a big group over to share the Thanksgiving festivities or it’s just you and the Family, the centerpiece of any Thanksgiving table is the turkey. Guests will graze around the appetizer table careful not to fill their bellies in anticipation of the plump, juicy turkey and all the fixin’s. Most people aren’t world-renowned...
 

 
DoD

New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said Nov. 21. According to a Defense Department news release, effective Jan. 1, 2015, the change in DOD’s financial management regulation will prohibit service...
 
 

Officials highlight health, wellness resources for Military Families

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 – As efforts continue to strengthen service members and their families, Pentagon officials held a Bloggers Roundtable to highlight the myriad resources available to tackle the unique military and transitional challenges those who serve may face. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Rosemary Freitas Williams, Marine Corps...
 
 

Thanksgiving and our Native Americans

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — On the fourth Thursday of every November, we as Americans celebrate the national holiday Thanksgiving. This day focuses on honoring the early settlers, and their harvest feast, which we know to be the “First Thanksgiving.” However, long before settlers came to the United States’ East Coast, the area was inhabited by...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin