Salutes & Awards

July 6, 2012

Thunderbolt of the Week – July 6, 2012

Senior Airman Amanda Darby

56th Force Support Squadron
Services Journeyman

 

Hometown: Nampa, Idaho

Years in service: Four

Family: Mother, sister, son and dog

Education: Taking classes at Rio Salado College

Inspirations: My mother

Goals: To make work a better place where everyone wants to come to work and loves their job

Greatest feat: Helping people believe what they do is important and to have pride in what they do

Self-description: Extremely talkative, outgoing and affable

Famous last words: “All things are possible to him that believeth.”

Off-duty interests: My family

Commander’s comments: “Airman Darby exudes unparalleled enthusiasm as she provides continued and critical, agile mission support through food operations,” said Lt. Col. Tim Farr, 56th FSS commander. “She is a clear standout amongst her peers. Darby is a phenomenal Airman. She arrived from tech school eager to learn the job and hasn’t stopped in the three-and-a-half years that she’s been here. She recently coordinated an impressive food show at the Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility that 110 base Airmen attended. Currently she oversees a food inventory of $636,000 that feeds approximately 312,000 personnel annually.”




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