22nd DS 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.

Tech. Sgt. Regina Page, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Office of the Staff Judge Advocate law office NCO in charge, was selected as the spotlight performer for the week of March 24 through 28.

Page, a Virginia Beach, Va native joined the Air Force in December 1997, and has been a member of Team McConnell since November 2011.  

As the NCOIC of the legal office, she is responsible for the daily logistics, support, and critical legal services to over 8,000 Team McConnell personnel. Additionally, she supervises four paralegals and one civilian while providing guidance and support to six attorneys.

"Page stepped into senior NCO shoes in August 2013, when the office's only senior NCO retired, and another is not scheduled to arrive until 2015," said Col. John Smith, 22nd ARW Judge Advocate commander. "Since starting this role, she focuses on JA Airmen's upgrade training, mentorship, and working the hard projects as a team--bottom line she takes care of her folks and teaches them to do the same. Making this even more impressive is she does everything without another 7-level paralegal in the office." Who is the most positive influence in your life and why? 

The Air Force has been the most positive influence in my life; after joining at age 18, it helped me mature and develop into a woman. With the tools and training the Air Force has given me, I can overcome just about any difficult situation that comes my way. To me, that's priceless and I don't think I could have gotten that anywhere else.

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

The advice I'd give to a new Airman is that attitude is everything.  Because our Air Force is so diverse and ever-changing, those around us will have opinions, some good and some bad.  Stay positive; you have the power to make things better, despite your rank. 

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

After the birth of my daughter, I set a goal to get my fitness assessment run time under 12 minutes and I did it!  I earned a time of 11:48, so I'm  proud of myself.

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

It would have to be Japan, it was my first visit outside the United States.  Living there gave my family and I the chance to experience different cultures and broaden our perspectives on the world.  It is also where my love for traveling started.  Prior to that, I never really explored my own country.

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

If I could meet anyone, I'd choose President Barack Obama, I've always wanted to meet our president and shake his hand.