22nd AMDS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Trevor Rhynes
  • 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 Sierra Mack, 22nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician, was selected as the spotlight performer for the week of May 19 through 23.

Mack, a Lawrenceville, Georgia native, joined the Air Force in April 2013 and has been a member of Team McConnell since September 2013.

As a public health technician, she is responsible for educating Airmen about correct sanitary procedures and inspecting food service and public facilities for sanitary standards.

"Mack has only been in the Air Force for just over a year and is already making a positive impact to McConnell and the local community," said Maj. Trinette Flowers-Torres  22nd AMDS public health flight commander. "She's an example for officer and enlisted Airmen alike with her professionalism, her quest for knowledge, and the way she maintains a positive work environment."

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?

The most positive influence in my life was my grandma, the late Eva Mack. I had the privilege of growing up with her during my most impressionable years. Her vast wisdom, unconditional love, strength and confidence has carried me through the toughest patches in my life and kept me grounded through my accomplishments. Even though she's no longer here physically, all that she taught me about life, relationships, personal growth and fulfillment has developed me into a well-rounded, morally sound and humble person. 

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?

If I had the opportunity to advise new Airmen, I would encourage them to embrace mentorship from others, never hesitate to set themselves apart from the crowd, be specific in their personal group associations and continuously challenge themselves spiritually, physically, mentally and socially because I believe these things contribute to a solid character and a solid character and a successful Air Force career. 

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

During my Air Force career, I want to travel to different locations around the world and make a positive lasting impact within those communities. Using my ability and expertise to look at the trends of a populated area and educate a group of people on efficient methods to stop the chain of infection; whether through food, pests, or personal hygiene will afford me true fulfillment throughout my Air Force career. 

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?

Traveling from Georgia to Kansas was an interesting trip because it was my first road trip, and I was amazed to see the unique scenery of each state. I enjoyed the endless span of grass lands, wheat fields and rock formations which brought nothing but free time for quiet reflection and preparation for my new home. 

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

If I could meet anyone in the world, I want to meet President Barack Obama; because he's my Commander in Chief, but also because I want to ask what or who motivated him to pursue his current position and where he draws his strength from to persevere through the positives and negatives within his career.