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Support Airman of the Week: Steven Abeyta

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Steven Abeyta, 82nd Medical Support Squadron systems administrator and native of San Antonio, has been with the Air Force for 16 years and is the Support Airman of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of June 14-20, 2016.

 

Most significant accomplishments:

 

“Supporting our Air Force and training mission day in and day out is one of my most significant accomplishments,” Abeyta said. “I strive to always go ‘above and beyond’ for every person that crosses my path.”

 

“My kids are another great accomplishment that I am extremely proud of,” he continued. “I met Sandra, my wife of 29 years, and we work together to try to help our three children achieve their goals. Kristina, our oldest, is currently in Spain completing a Study Abroad program with MSU (Midwestern State University) and will receive her degree in Mass Communication next May. Monica works and attends college full time pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. Our youngest, Alexander, will be a senior at Rider High School. His dream is to one day become a pilot.”

 

Airman’s story: 

 

“I was raised in a military family and decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and join the military,” Abeyta said. “After serving four years in the Army I came home to start using my educational benefits and start my transition to becoming a civilian once again.  It is then that I met my wife while she was assigned at her first duty location at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. She soon received PCS (Permanent Change of Station) orders to Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland and it was there that I was blessed with a civil service opportunity and have never looked back.”    

 

Supervisor comments:

 

“Mr. Abeyta ensures our providers, technicians, support and command staff have the computing equipment and access permissions necessary to provide quality patient care,” said Walter Mayer, chief information officer. “He is a professional who will go out of his way to help others, including base and AETC (Air Education and Training Command) organizations, which need information technology assistance. Our mission is dependent on the services that Mr. Abeyta performs on a daily basis.