22nd DS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman David Bernal Del Agua
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Senior Airman Tasha Brady, 22nd Air Refueling Wing community support coordinator administrator, received the spotlight performer for the week of March 28 - April 1.

Brady's primary responsibilities are to assist the community support coordinator and base helping agencies with all of the programs that foster community development.

"Brady is worthy of this spotlight because she is an outstanding Airman and puts everything she has into making herself and others better," said Ronald Draper, 22nd Air Refueling Wing community support coordinator. "As the community support coordinator administrator, she has her hands on the pulse of the community and assists our helping agencies make life better for our Airmen and their families here on McConnell. As the lead resilience trainer, she organized training for 18 other resilience instructors that conducted eight classes in the last quarter and trained 180 wing members."

Brady, a Mabank, Texas native, joined the Air Force in November 2010 and arrived at McConnell in May 2011. Her hobbies include reading and hanging out with her family.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
I think any woman who is successful is a positive influence for me. A woman who has made it high in rank is a positive influence for me to achieve my goal in becoming a First Sergeant. Any woman who achieves their goal positively influences me to better myself and to achieve my goals.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
It would be that any situation is what you make it. You can use this phrase for everything. I first heard it during Boot Camp in reference to the workout being what you make it, a good one or a bad one. I tell everyone that says something is awful or sucks, but really there is always something to do. It really is what you make it. You choose for it to be awful by not doing something about it.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?

Making sure that people I come in contact with know that I really care about them is a goal of mine. I want to do my part to make life better for any Airman and family member on the installation I am at. This is an ongoing goal of mine that at this moment in time I feel I am achieving.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way? 
I enjoyed visiting Korea because of the difference in culture. I went during autumn and it was very beautiful. I especially liked visiting the Korean demilitarized zone while there because of the intense feeling of history.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why? 
I want to meet Emma Watson because she is Hermione and Belle! Also because she is very active in Women's rights work. She was appointed the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and launched the campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality. Equality, for everyone not just women, is something I strongly believe in and hope to see in my lifetime.