JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas –
The Diamond Sharp Award is sponsored by the Joint Base San Antonio First Sergeants Council and recognizes outstanding Airmen who continually exceed the standard to meet the Air Force mission.
Rank/Name: Tech. Sgt. Cameron J. Near
Unit: 959th Inpatient Operations Squadron
Duty title: NCOIC, Nursing Operations
Time in service: 8 years
Hometown: Erie, Colorado
Tech. Sgt. Cameron J. Near oversaw the Department of Clinical Inpatient Services training coordinators for the MHS Genesis rollout. He led six individuals to pair training and user access for 1,342 accounts while correcting 782 errors. Near also spearheaded the squadron’s effort to build a new enlisted training records program. This program will feed into Joint Base San Antonio for use by the 4N field.
Rank/Name: Tech. Sgt. Donnie J. Snyder
Unit: 668th Alteration and Installation Squadron
Duty title: MEAR Structural Planner
Time in service: 13 Years
Hometown: Cadiz, Kentucky
After the devastating tornados that spread across western Kentucky, Tech. Sgt. Donnie J. Snyder volunteered for three days with Samaritan’s Purse in Mayfield, Kentucky, cleaning up debris from the storms. In the following weeks, Snyder collected donations around the squadron and Joint Base San Antonio area. During the holiday break, Snyder delivered three pallets full of donations, including baby supplies, non-perishable foods, toiletry and cleaning supplies as well as coats and bedding. Snyder’s selflessness was on full display as he also raised $600 which he used to purchase building supplies.
Rank/Name: Senior Airman Kyla Johnson
Unit: 59th Dental Support Squadron
Duty title: Dental Laboratory Technician
Time in service: 4 years and 4 months
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Senior Airman Kyla Johnson filled in as the orthodontics laboratory non-commissioned officer in charge for two weeks, overseeing production and providing laboratory support for 19 dentists. She expedited more than 30 same-day prostheses. Johnson led new dental residents on a walkthrough of the clinic, as well as briefed occupational safety and environmental hazards. She showed her commitment to duty by volunteering 40 hours at the COVID-19 vaccination line, where she directed and screened 1,670 patients. Johnson expertly maintained the lab’s $112,000 equipment inventory and guided the acquisition for three equipment upgrades.
Rank/Name: Senior Airman Erik A. Landeros
Unit: 802nd Security Forces Squadron
Duty title: Patrolman
Time in service: 5 years
Hometown: Hayward, California
Senior Airman Erik A. Landeros took it upon himself to contact local charity SAMMinistries to help collect donations of food and toiletries. He set out multiple donation points and collected $2,000 worth of supplies to help more than 500 people. Landeros ensured this delivery was made prior to the holidays to help families avoid being without meals. He also assisted in the delivery and sorting of all. His selfless dedication to his community helped build relations and embodies service before self.
Rank/Name: Senior Airman Mavin Raboy
Unit: Joint Personal Property Shipping Office-South Central
Duty title: Shipment Distribution Technician
Time in service: 4 years
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
During December 2021, Senior Airman Mavin Raboy booked 361 personal property shipments across nine states and 31 installations, identifying 87 discrepancies saving the government $6,000 in diversion charges. In addition, he resolved 250 customer inquiries, ensuring shipments were serviced in a timely manner, validating $881,000 in government expenditure. Raboy also led a fundraiser, securing $2,750 in 48 hours as the Unit Advisory Council Treasurer for 95 joint-service personnel, acquiring 100 gifts for the unit’s holiday raffle.
Rank/Name: Airman 1st Class Brianna Marig Quinonez
Unit: 90th Cyber Operations Squadron
Duty title: Cyber Systems Operator
Time in service: 2 years, 1 month
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Airman 1st Class Brianna Marig Quinonez is the lead airman of the 90th COS support flight and one of its primary technicians. She has continuously sought new opportunities to expand her technical skills and knowledge. She has worked and completed over 100 tickets for the month of December and is currently the lead tech in an upcoming Authorized Service Interruption that will allow the installation of solar panels for buildings 2028, 2049 and 2058. At the moment, Quinonez is taking three college classes (ASL, history and art appreciation) to complete her Community College of the Air Force degree, as well as studying to receive her Amazon Web Services certification.