22nd AMXS member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Abigail Klein
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Emma Werlein, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unit program coordinator, has worked within the Department of Defense for 11 years. For nine of the 11 years, she worked for the U.S. Army. Werlein has worked at McConnell for almost two years. When she's not working, Werlein enjoys spending time with her spouse Kevin, children Jack and Kylee and her dog Abby.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My grandparents are the most positive influence in my life. They taught me high moral standards, upstanding values and the rewards of generosity and compassion. They have been married more than 50 years--a commendable accomplishment that I both admire and respect them for.

What would you like to accomplish during your Air Force career?
I would like to accomplish as much as possible in the civilian sector, and to gain experience/knowledge in its diverse and complex programs. I want to be a positive example wherever I go.

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 was Africa as part of a humanitarian effort the U.S. Army Reserves. It really put life in perspective. The people I encountered, both native and American, left a lasting impression on me.

What is your favorite book/ movie and why?
I understand that I only have one choice, but it's a tie between "Steel Magnolias" and "Band of Brothers." "Steel Magnolias" exhibits inner personal strength and "Band of Brothers" demonstrates a strong, cohesive unit--qualities which not only make a good movie/book, but can be applied to everyday situations as well.

If you have 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 like to meet former U.S. president George W. Bush. I would like to know what it felt like to be the President during 9/11, and why he made the decisions he did regarding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.