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22nd AMDS Airman earns spotlight performer

Tech. Sgt. Aimee Delos Santos, 22nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry NCO in-charge, poses with Col. Phil Hesseltine, 22nd Air Refueling Wing vice commander, June 7, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Delos Santos received the spotlight performer for the week of May 9-13. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Bernal Del Agua)

Tech. Sgt. Aimee Delos Santos, 22nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry NCO in-charge, poses with Col. Phil Hesseltine, 22nd Air Refueling Wing vice commander, June 7, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Delos Santos received the spotlight performer for the week of May 9-13. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Bernal Del Agua)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- 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.

Tech. Sgt. Aimee Delos Santos, 22nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry NCO in-charge received the spotlight performer for the week of May 9-13.

Delos Santos manages clinic resources and administrative services to ensure quality patient care. She also assists the medical provider in the examination and treatment of patients by performing visual test and procedures.

"Tech. Sgt. Delos Santos exudes excellence and professionalism in all that she does,” said Maj. Robert Carlsen, 22nd AMDS optometry flight commander. “Her clinical management expertise, superb customer service, attention to detail, and infectious attitude have allowed the optometry clinic to return to a full range of capabilities in support of the wing mission in only three short months following a year-long clinical NCOIC vacancy. Delos Santos is truly an irreplaceable member of the Aerospace Medicine Team, where the mission meets medicine."

Delos Santos, a Yigo, Guam, native, joined the Air Force in October 2006 and arrived at McConnell in February 2016. Her hobbies include spending time with family and most outdoor activities that don’t involve deep water.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
The most positive influence in my life would be my dad. He was one of the hardest workers I’ve known. We experienced some hard times growing up, but he made sure he did everything he could to provide for our family.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
The advice I’d give to new Airmen is to always give it your best, stay positive and smile. Actions and attitudes can be contagious, and these things I don’t mind spreading around.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
I’ve recently completed my CCAF so the next thing on my goal list would be to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Business/Healthcare Administration. I’m hoping to cross this off the list in two years.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
I would have to say Alaska. There is no place else I’ve been where I can say I’ve run with the reindeer, woken up to moose lounging in my front yard, and was crazy enough to jump into a lake in negative degree weather. It was great.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I think I’d like to meet Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro. He is one of many who have shown true resiliency and I would like the opportunity to thank him.