Salutes & Awards

March 8, 2013

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Airman 1st Class Jessica Chapman

56th Civil Engineer Squadron

Engineering technician
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Hometown: Bison, S.D.

Years in service: One

Family: Mother, Roxie Niemi; father, Wade Chapman; and sisters Tanya Lawhead and Cassie Jackson

Education: Associate degree in computer aided drafting from Western Dakota Technical Institute
Inspirations: Family, friends; knowing I can make a difference

Goals: Happiness, educate myself throughout life, have a meaningful and complete life

Self-description: Determined, honest, enthusiastic

Famous last words: “Falling down is a part of life. Getting back up is living.”

Off-duty interests: Sports, outdoor activities, traveling, experiencing new things

Commander’s comments: “Airman first class Chapman embodies what it means to be a Dragonslayer and an Air Force civil engineer,” said Lt. Col. Chad BonDurant, 56th CES commander. “She maintains a positive attitude and eagerly seeks opportunities to improve herself personally and professionally. While she understands and appreciates her contributions to the mission as an engineering assistant, she realizes what we do as Airmen is not nearly as important as how we do it. Her service inspires others to be better, and that is the essence of great leadership.”




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