22nd AMDS 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.

Senior Airman Quintin Labs, 22nd Aerospace Medical Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, was selected as the 22nd Air Refueling Wing spotlight performer for the week of Sept. 9 to 13.

Labs, an Omaha, Neb., native who joined the Air Force in February 2011, has been at McConnell since August the same year.

His responsibilities as a bioenvironmental engineering technician include assessing occupational and environmental health risks to help protect Airmen from hazards they may be exposed to in the work place.

He also has several additional duties, ranging from his building's safety and fire monitor to working as a sexual assault advocate.

"He has expanded from his work section as McConnell's first Level One Certified Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate," said Chief Master Sgt. Yvonne Miller, 22nd Medical Group superintendent. "Senior Airman Labs continues to raise the bar for himself, striving to be a positive role model for those that follow behind him and inspiring others around him to become better Airmen and people."

Labs enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and working on gardening and landscaping in his free time.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My wife and two beautiful daughters are the most positive influence on my life. Every day they make me realize what I am fighting for.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
My advice is to have confidence in everything you do and always dig deep to find your inspiration.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
I would like to become a certified industrial hygienist after an enlistment of over 20 years.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., is the most interesting place I have ever been. The tranquility and scenery of this vast national park are truly breath taking.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet President Barack Obama. As an American, with or without military affiliation, it would be a great honor to meet the leader of our nation.