350th ARS 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 Cassandra Reice, 350th Air Refueling Squadron aviation resource management apprentice, was selected as the 22nd Air Refueling Wing spotlight performer for the week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 4.

As an aviation resource management apprentice, Reice is responsible for managing various flight hours, training accomplishments and qualifications for pilots and boom operators in her squadron.

The Winston Salem, N.C., native has been in the Air Force since April 2012 and arrived at McConnell AFB in January.

"She recently took charge as the only aviation resource manager on a special operations temporary duty as a 3-level," said Staff Sgt. Donna Baumann, 350th ARS aviation resource management NCO in charge. "Her attention to detail and 'hard-charger' work ethic contributed to her squadron receiving the only 'excellent' rating out of four other units."

Reice enjoys shopping, being outdoors and spending time with her friends in her spare time.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My mother would be the most positive influence in my life. She has always pushed me to do my best and never settle for less. We have this special place on the beach where we would sit and clear our thoughts and talk. She has always been there when I needed her.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
My advice to new Airmen would be: do not let everything being thrown at you overwhelm you. Sometimes it can be hard getting used to everything but if you take a minute, slow down and breathe, you will be just fine. Always think positive, and keep your head up.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
One goal would be after taking my end of course test, I want to work toward my bachelor's degree in psychology and become a commissioned officer. That would be my long term goal.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
The most interesting place I have traveled to would be Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. I would have to say it was beautiful there. Even though I grew up on Topsail Beach, N.C., Florida was definitely breath taking. I was very blessed to be a part of that temporary duty and will always remember how awesome it was.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
If I had the opportunity, I would like to meet anyone in the world. It's always a pleasure meeting someone new. Each person has a different story to tell, and meeting someone new for who they are is always a great feeling.