22nd Force Support Squadron member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Laura L. Valentine
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Major Melissa Alblinger, 22nd Force Support Squadron operations officer, has been in the Air Force for 15 years. She has been stationed at McConnell for almost five years with her husband Michael, and sons Michael, eight, and Zachary, two. Maj. Alblinger's hobbies include providing taxi services for her oldest son and keeping up with her youngest son.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My sons; they remind me every day to enjoy the time I have with them.

What would you like to accomplish during your Air Force career?
When I was a young Airman, there were a few people who went out of their way to help me when I needed them (i.e., first-line supervisors, my Captain, professor during grad school.) I hope that during my career, I will have had the chance to help someone along their path.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
The most fun place I have visited has been Disney World. It was great to get away and be a kid, for a few days, at least.

What is your favorite book/ movie and why?
Probably The Stand by Stephen King, the book, not the movie. It's a great story of good vs. evil, where the good wins, of course, but also a story about how people react under extreme conditions.

If you have the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet my grandmother. She died a few months after I was born.