Salutes & Awards

June 28, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

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Staff Sgt. Andrea Sanchez
62nd Fighter Squadron
Aviation resource manager

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Hometown: Cameron, Ariz.

Years in Service: Seven

Education: Completing a Community College of the Air Force degree in aviation management

Previous assignments: Aviano Air Base, Italy; Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea; Royal Air
Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom

Inspirations: My mother showed me no matter how rough it gets, there is always a way

Goals: Become a chief; guide Airmen through their careers as my leaders did for me

Greatest feat: Being the first in my family to join the Air Force and travel overseas

Famous last words: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”- Audrey Hepburn

Off-duty interests: Running, traveling, softball, family, friends

Commander’s comments: “Staff Sgt. Sanchez has made an amazing impact on my squadron after having been here only a few months,” said Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann, 62nd FS commander. “She’s in a master sergeant’s job. It’s due to the faith I have in her maturity, competence and leadership that I allowed a staff sergeant to fill this critical billet. She is responsible for ensuring my pilots meet daily requirements before flying. She’s responsible for documenting pilot training required for maintaining currency and proficiency. She supervises three Airmen along with additional duties and maintains an excellent physical fitness score, brings a positive can-do attitude to the squadron and leads by example.”




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