Salutes & Awards

August 23, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

Senior Airman Jeanette Backhaus
56th Medical Support Squadron
Medical Laboratory Journeyman


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Hometown: Las Vegas

Years in service: Three

Family: Husband, Dustin and daughter, Sasha

Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree

Inspirations: Jane Goodall

Goals: Obtain a medical laboratory technician certification; become an officer

Greatest feat: Scoring 92.3 on the physical training test after giving birth

Famous last words: “Now, now, my good man, this is no time for making enemies.” — Voltaire

Off-duty interests: Reading, acting, playing video games and spending time with family

Commander’s comments: “Airman Backhaus’ positive attitude and high energy has a positive impact on the clinical laboratory flight and MDSS,” said Lt. Col. Gregory Coleman, 56th MDSS commander. “She demonstrates leadership above her rank by filling in for the NCO-in-charge of specimen procurement to oversee the collection of laboratory specimens for our 92,000 patient population. She took the lead to ensure network providers receive patient’s lab results and providers of 223 patients were notified that follow-up medical care was required. She is the Morale Committee secretary and enjoys participating in community activities such as the Men’s Health Expo.”




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