350th ARS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating one or more of the 22nd ARW commander's intents: Foster a culture of excellence ... Develop the next generation of leaders ... Set and achieve goals.

Airman 1st Class Jake Frisch, 350th Air Refueling Squadron in-flight refueling systems apprentice, was selected as the 350th Air Refueling Squadron spotlight performer for the week of Sept. 17 to 21, 2012.

As an in-flight refueling system apprentice' he performs refueling aircrew functions and activities according to flight manuals, checklists, and Air Force publications.

Frisch has been in the Air Force since December 2011, and at McConnell for more than four months. In his spare time he enjoys reading, gaming and swimming.

"Frisch has proven valuable to the 350th ARS, filling the standardization and evaluation liaison position," said Master Sgt. Warren Weldon, 350th ARS boom evaluator. "He has been quick to grasp the governing Air Force Instruction's involved with aircrew evaluations and standards. He has a positive attitude with taking charge of tasks and assistance with various squadron programs goes a long way towards mission readiness and accomplishment."

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My father has been the most positive influence in my life. The reason he is the strongest and most positive influence on my life is because he, despite working a lot and being gone almost half of any given week, was there for me as much as he could. Although we didn't always agree, he still always cared about me. My mother has always been there throughout my life and supported me through many tough decisions, such as my parents' divorce in 2007 as well as my decision to join the Air Force.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
If there is any advice I could give, it would be to ask questions and a lot of them. Almost everyone has questions and nobody knows all the answers so it's important to ask any questions you might have.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
One goal I would like to accomplish while I am in the Air Force would be to get a bachelor's and master's degree. This is important to me because my mom was the first one in my family to go to college and get a degree, and my aunt was the second. I would like to be the third or first with a master's degree.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
The most interesting place I have ever traveled to would be Cancun, Mexico. The reason for this is because it was the first time I have ever been outside of the U.S., and was my first real vacation that I have ever went on.

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 it would be Billy Graham. I would love an opportunity to meet him not only because of his religious views, which happen to be very similar to my own, but also because of being an iconic figure for over 60 years and converting more than 3 million people throughout the world to Christianity.