22nd ARW Chaplain Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Maurice A. Hodges
  • 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

Capt. (Ch.) Asa Chung, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Protestant Chaplain, was selected as the 22nd ARW spotlight performer for the week of Dec. 2 to 6.

Chung has been stationed at McConnell AFB for more than two years and has been in the Air Force for nearly six years.

His duties as a chaplain include providing spiritual support to those seeking it, with his specific units being the 22nd Maintenance Group and the 344th Air Refueling Squadron. He also manages the Airmen Ministry Center, better known as the Den, an area for Airmen to socialize daily after work.

Chung recently returned from a six-month deployment to Honduras, where he was responsible for organizing and carrying out humanitarian outreach missions.
"The chapel team at Joint Task Force Bravo under Chung's leadership represented the power of our military while demonstrating the character of those who serve," says Lt. Col. (Ch.) Janis Dashner, 22nd ARW wing chaplain. "He has represented McConnell well in his service."

When Chung is not working, he enjoys working playing ping pong, running and watching movies.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
The most positive influence in my life is my mother because she taught me to be a person of truth and seek God in all circumstances.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
My advice to new Airmen would be to understand the purpose for why they serve. Do not lose sight of what the Air Force is, whether they end up serving three years or 30 years.