22nd MDSS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo
  • 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.

Airman 1st Class Megan Woida, 22nd Medical Support Squadron outpatient medical records technician, was selected as the spotlight performer for the week of Aug. 9 - 15.

"Upon her arrival, she received the highest overall grade on the First Term Airman's Center end of course exam," said Master Sgt. Christopher Walthall, 22nd MDSS TRICARE operations and patient administration flight chief. "Airman Woida's dedication and superb customer service to the 21,000 beneficiaries of the 22nd Medical Group has been above reproach."

Woida is responsible for processing medical records when members arrive at McConnell, depart for a different duty station or separate from the Air Force. She also files referrals for patients to be seen off base for specialized appointments.

The Wichita, Kansas native joined the Air Force in October 2014 and has been stationed at McConnell since March. In her off-duty time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Taylor, and their two dogs.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My husband, mother and grandmother are my most positive influences. I cannot choose between just one. They have always encouraged me to do anything I set my mind to, and have helped me along the way in even the smallest ways.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
My advice is to stay organized and write down everything, you never know when you'll need to remember something small.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career? 
I want to accomplish things that others cannot, and hopefully that will lead to a very successful career earning the rank of chief master sergeant before I retire.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
I would have to say England by far. My stepdad was stationed at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and it was such an amazing, calm and relaxing environment to be in.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why? 
I would like to meet Tom Hanks, simply because he's always been an idol of mine. He leads a very positive and down-to-earth lifestyle, and I respect him for that, because most celebrities let it get the best of them and they become bad influences for the youths that look up to them.