22nd CS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Jenna K. Caldwell
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. 


Tech. Sgt. Tammy Preciado, 22nd Communications Squadron NCO in-charge of transmission systems, received the spotlight performer for the week of Nov. 14-18.


Preciado oversees radio communications for the 22nd Air Refueling Wing. She is an alternate frequency manager supervising 127 frequency allocations supporting 17 total force units and their missions. She also manages command post systems and other base mass notifications system.


“Tech. Sgt. Preciado is a stellar NCO who has consistently impressed all leadership,” said Major Thomas Grant, 22nd CS commander. “Her attention to detail and go-get-it attitude have been invaluable. In addition to her work ethic and performance, she is always the first to help a fellow member and dedicates her time out of work coaching a youth soccer team. She is someone who embodies our core values and is a role model for our young Airmen.”


Preciado, a Yona, Guam native, joined the Air Force in November 2003 and arrived at McConnell in August 2016. Her hobbies include any activity she can do with her husband and children. She enjoys sports, cooking, swimming, camping, singing and dancing.


Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?

My husband is the most positive influence in my life. He is the most patient, kind, level-headed person I know and also has a silly side to him that balances out my mostly serious demeanor.  Having someone like him as the head of my household and a partner for life just makes every new day that much more enjoyable.


If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?

Advice I would give a new Airman is to believe in yourself. You are part of an awesome organization that is counting on you to utilize every resource, tool and opportunity it provides to make you better as an individual, and consequently, improve us as an organization at every level.  There will be challenges, but if you believe in yourself, you will make the most of every situation and you might even surprise yourself.


What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?

One goal that I would like to accomplish in my Air Force career is to deploy. While I have been on many training missions and have provided support while at home station, I have not deployed in direct support of an actual campaign or operation. 


Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way? 

The most interesting place I have traveled to is Paris, France; not because of the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre Museum, but because it seemed so peaceful during my visit.  It was a nice summer day, people were laying in the grass, reading, conversing, and simply enjoying the day. I still think about going back to do just that.


If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

If I had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, I would have wanted to meet Mother Teresa because she spent her life carrying out what she knew was her calling. She was committed to helping those in need and promoting peace.