22nd SFS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class 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.

Airman 1st Class Emily Reitz, 22nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, was selected as the 22 ARW spotlight performer for the week of Jan. 27 through 31.

Reitz, a St. Peters, Mo. native, provides security and acts as a community liaison for McConnell. Reitz enlisted in August 2012 and joined Team McConnell in March 2013.

Reitz was hand selected to perform close boundary sentry duties during the GLOBAL THUNDER exercise where the Strategic Command commander called her efforts flawless.

Reitz also likes sports, working out, reading and watching movies during her time off.

"Reitz is by all accounts an exceptional Airman and a true professional in the performance of her assigned duties," said Senior Master Sgt. John Sobonya, 22nd SFS operations superintendent. "Since arriving at McConnell AFB, Airman 1st Class Reitz has not only quelled volatile domestic disturbances and apprehended wanted fugitives, but was a key player in Halloween Watch 2013, ensuring the safety of more than 1,000 children."

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My mom is the most positive influence in my life because she always knows just what to say in every situation.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
If I could give advice to a new Airman, it would be to be motivated and push through your Career Development Courses.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
I would like to travel the world and teach new Airmen the things I've learned.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio was the most interesting place I have traveled to. I love amusement parks and Lake Erie is beautiful.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would meet Steven Spielberg if I had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world. He has changed my perspective on simple things in life by how he makes his movies.