Salutes & Awards

November 8, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

Staff Sgt. Erin Watson
56th Medical Operations Squadron
Aerospace Medical Technician

Staff-Sgt
Hometown: Peoria, Ill.

Years in service: 11

Family: Son, Kaleb, 6; daughter, Kamryn, 4

Education: Pursuing a public health science degree at American Military University

Previous assignments: Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany

Inspirations: My mom raised five kids on her own, working full and part time

Greatest feat: Being a single mom in the military

Off-duty interests: Time with children or doing homework

Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Watson is a dedicated allergy and immunizations technician,” said Col. Constance Jackson, 56th MDOS commander. “She manages $1 million in vaccine supplies, ensuring full compliance and enables the wing’s 98.7 percent individual medical readiness rate. She supervises more than 100 immunotherapy patients and manages over 1,200 appointments. Her efforts were key to her clinic achieving 128 percent of its business plan and beating Air Force access metrics by 3 percent. She is a first responder in life-threatening anaphylactic reactions and oversees allergy tech training at four other bases. She also oversees the smallpox and anthrax vaccination programs with zero discrepancies. The impact of her actions is felt throughout the wing. She is one of our future Air Force leaders.”




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