22nd MDSS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class 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 Tycelee Antos, 22nd Medical Support Squadron patient travel advocate, was selected to be the 22nd Air Refueling Wing spotlight performer for the week of April 7 through 11.

Antos' job requires her to process patient travel authorizations and vouchers while she also manages daily admission reports from off-base facilities. She also has several additional duties that include being the alternate Family Member Relocation Care Coordinator and the secretary of the 22nd Medical Group Airman's Council.

"She works hard to see that members of Team McConnell's patient and family community received the highest level of care," said Chief Master Sgt. Yvonne Miller, 22nd MDG superintendent. "Not only does she lead by example, she passes on valuable advice to the next generation of Airmen."

The Wickenburg, Ariz., native joined the Air Force in July 2012 and arrived at McConnell AFB five months later. She enjoys hunting, painting and yoga in her spare time.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My mom, simply because no matter what she has been through she says, "God will never put me through something that I will not be able to handle." Having someone in my life like that has been truly helpful to me.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
My advice is to step outside of your comfort zone from day one. Do things you are uncomfortable with; dive right in and don't be afraid to make mistakes. There will be people there to help you.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
This was a small goal, but I was an honor graduate in Basic Military Training. I am pursuing my Community College of the Air Force degree, so I would say that is my current goal.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
I would have to say Ensenada, Mexico is the most interesting place I've been. I went on a mission there with some people from my church, and we stayed at a missionary lodge. While there, we brought food and clothes to poor families with children. It opened my eyes on what I can do for others and how grateful I am to have what I have.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would want to meet Johnny Depp. He is just so diverse with the roles he plays in movies. I'd like to see what kind of person he really is, to see if he is actually an introvert or extrovert and if he is anything like he is in the movies. Is he really crazy, or is he a normal kind of guy?