Salutes & Awards

February 1, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

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<h3Staff Sgt. Haley Mestey
56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Aerospace Medical Craftsman
Hometown: Decatur, Ill.
Years in service: Six
Family: Husband, Jose; and son, Adrian
Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Florida
Previous assignments: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
Inspirations: 2nd Lt. Kelly Sampson (previously Staff Sgt. Sampson) showed me how to take care of the Airmen around me and stand up for what’s right; earned a commission while working full time and raising a family
Goals: Make the military a career as an officer or chief; do what’s right for my family, be happy
Greatest feat: Becoming a staff sergeant and being interim flightline medicine NCO-in-charge
Self-description: Self-starter, outgoing
Famous last words: “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you’ve stopped leading them. They’ve either lost confidence you can help them or concluded you don’t care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” – Colin Powell
Off-duty interests: Reading, interacting with my son, cooking new recipes, and college football
Commander’s comments: “Staff Sgt. Mestey is one of the sharpest NCOs I’ve ever worked with,” said Lt. Col. Daniel Smith, 56th AMDS commander. “She has a tremendous work ethic, displays the highest level of integrity and epitomizes the core value of excellence in all we do.”




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