Salutes & Awards

January 25, 2013

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

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Senior Airman Chynna Smith
310th Fighter Squadron
Squadron Aviation Resource Management
Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.
Years in service: Two
Family: Parents, Todd and Cindy; and sisters, Cassandra, Sage and Jeni
Inspirations: My parents; they’ve shown me nothing is impossible
Goals: To complete school and become an officer
Greatest feat: Passing my career development course the first time
Self-description: Funny, smart, crazy, helpful and friendly
Famous last words: “Ooooohhh yeah!”
Off-duty interests: Traveling, snowboarding, swimming
Commander’s comments: “Airman Smith is a consummate professional,” said Lt. Col. Jon Wheeler, 310th FS commander. “She is able to work closely with officers while always being professional and ensures they are ready for every flight. Nothing slips by with her outstanding attention to detail. She has maturity beyond her age and experience. She is the unsung hero of the squadron and has an infectious positive attitude at all times. She always has a smile on her face and keeps that great attitude no matter what she is asked to do. Airman Smith is a huge asset to the squadron and the Air Force.”




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