JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas. –
Name/rank: Staff Sgt. Edelyn E. Rodriguez
Unit: 59th Medical Operations Group/Medical Specialty Squadron
Duty title: NCOIC, Cardiology Administration
Time in service: Seven years
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Since recently arriving to the cardiology clinic, Staff Sgt. Edelynf Rodriguez has been an exemplary NCO. As a new member, she has consistently led the cardiology department in planning and implementing new operational and management procedures. As the sole cardiology picture archiving communications system administrator at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, she has briefed 37 members on continuous workflows, electrocardiogram/holter/echocardio-gram radiology orders and established a step-by-step continuity binder for guidance. Her keen ability to identify and efficiently diagnose problems has allowed two staff cardiologists access to read more than 200 studies.
Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Crystal M. Felix
Unit: Joint Personal Property Shipping Office (JPPSO)
Duty title: Non-temporary Storage Technician
Time in service: One year
Hometown: St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Airman 1st Class Crystal M. Felix is a self-motivated Airman who has made an immediate impact at the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office.
Felix has remarkably fulfilled a supervisory role for seven days in the absence of her leadership. She booked 634 non-temporary storage releases, exceeding the 3 government business day standard by 24 hours. Additionally, Airman Felix single handedly managed the section’s organizational box, coordinating 1,085 inquiries and distributing the workload to 8 technicians.
Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Kathleen Hawkins
Unit: 35th Intelligence Squadron
Duty title: Cyber Systems Operator
Time in service: 2 years, 7 months
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Airman 1st Class Kathleen Hawkins is a self-motivated Airman who ensures the continued success of the 35th Intelligence Squadron’s mission through her invaluable daily contributions. As a member of the mission support flight, Hawkins establishes and configures critical communications devices for 25th Air Force and 35th IS leadership, ensures the integrity of communication mediums throughout the squadron and manages 96 personnel accounts on network systems worth more than $10 million. Furthermore, she regularly exhibits compassion and epitomizes the Air Force core value of “service before self."
Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Nathan Hollister
Unit: 57th Intelligence Squadron
Duty title: Electronic Signals Analyst
Time in service: 1 year, 5 months
Hometown: Waxhaw, North Carolina
As a technical electronic intelligence analysis team member, Airman 1st Class Hollister has exceeded all of his upgrade training expectations, scoring a 97 percent on his end-of-course test. As a qualified analyst, he has provided six radar parametric updates to national information systems impacting joint flying operations world-wide. Additionally, he supports fellow service members and veterans by assisting the Warrior & Family Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Hollister’s positive attitude, mission focus and professionalism has a daily impact on his work center and peers.
Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Daniel Hernandez
Unit: 802d Force Support Squadron
Duty title: Student Assignments Technician
Time in service: 1 year, 5 months
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Airman 1st Class Daniel Hernandez is known across multiple organizations as a hard charger. He is the “go-to” student assignments technician for all Military Training Leaders needing answers to the complex questions relating to student assignments. He routinely coordinates with 20 Military Training Leaders, interpreting Air Force Personnel Center’s Personnel Processing Codes, briefs Security Forces teams of 80 to 100 at a time, and is responsible for authoring more than 1,600 orders annually. He distinguishes himself from other Airmen in his ability to work across agencies and coordinate to obtain clearances and documentation needed to send members to their next duty station.