384th Air Refueling Squadron member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Abigail Klein
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Cheryl Schemanski, 384th Air Refueling Squadron administrative support assistant, has been at McConnell for five years. She is responsible for the government travel cards, client support assistance, government purchase cards, defense travel system and all other administrative duties for the 384th ARS. In addition to her normal duties, the Harrisville, Mich., native is fond of cooking, gardening, reading and spending time with her family.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
I not only have one person who was the most positive influence, I have several. Throughout my journey with the Air Force, I have met several people who have made a positive impact on my life. From a supervisor at Fort Wainwright, Ala., to friends made at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and Minot Air Force Base, N.D., the leadership I have had here at McConnell and of course my family. All of these people have made a positive impact my life and decision making processes.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
Alaska is the most interesting place I have travelled to. We were stationed at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks Alaska. The beauty takes your breath away. It is not the beauty which makes it the most interesting place, it is the people. Being stationed in such a remote location changes your definition of family. I have many new family members from my time up at Eielson.

What is your favorite book/movie and why?
I don't have any favorite books. Being an avid reader I read just about anything I can get my hands on including fantasy fiction, history and magazines. I am an avid reader and I am just grateful for the ability and opportunity to be able to read!

If you have the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would want to meet Laura Bush. She seems to have a calm strength and she is truly a poised and graceful woman. I think I could learn a lot from her.