Salutes & Awards

August 3, 2012

Thunderbolt of the Week – August 3, 2012

Airman 1st Class Jessica Garza

56th Operations Group
Knowledge operations manager

Hometown: San Antonio

Years in service: One

Family: Husband, Jesse Borroel III

Inspirations: My family

Goals: Earn a Community College of the Air Force degree and bachelor’s degree in business administration

Greatest feat: Becoming an Airman

Self-description: Bubbly, motivated, sociable and goofy

Famous last words: “What does this button do?”

Off-duty interests: Cooking, dancing, and attending sporting and social events

Commander’s comments: “Airman Garza combines a professional and dedicated work ethic with an infectious positive attitude that sets the tone for her office,” said Col. John Hanna, 56th OG commander. “Her ability to set personal and professional goals keeps her on a path of continuous self improvement. Airman Garza is always eager to learn and sets a rigorous study plan to hone her professional skills, thereby increasing her ability to support the operations group mission. She is an essential part of the 56th OG staff team and a hard charging Airman with the potential to do great things in the Air Force.”




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