22nd Medical Support Squadron member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Laura L. Valentine
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Tech. Sgt. Belinda Durbin, 22nd Medical Support Squadron laboratory services NCOIC, has been in the Air Force for 17 years. She has been stationed at McConnell for year and a half with her husband Daniel and 5-year-old son, Ethan. Her hobbies include reading and shopping.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My parents are the most positive influence. They instilled in me the value of having a good work ethic and taught me to never give up. Even during the hardest times that my family faced, my parents never gave up and were always able to provide for us.

What would you like to accomplish during your Air Force career?
I would like to complete my bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science and ultimately get my master's in forensic science, so I can work in a state crime lab once I retire.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
I was deployed with the Navy to Central and South America for a medical training and humanitarian mission. We went to 13 countries in four months and gave medical care to those that were unable to afford it. All of the people in those countries were so welcoming and appreciative of our time and the medical services provided.

What is your favorite book/ movie and why?
My favorite book would be anything in "The Scarpetta series," written by Patricia Cornwell. These novels deal with forensic science from a medical examiner's point of view, and it relates to the career I want to have after the Air Force.

If you have the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet Pope John Paul II. He was such a gentle, caring and compassionate man. It would just be amazing to be in his presence and have a conversation with him.