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Support Airman of the Week: TSgt. Jefferys

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Tech. Sgt. Matthew Jefferys, 82nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron dental lab NCO in charge and native of McKinney, Texas, has been in the Air Force for 13 years and is the Support Airman of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of Nov. 15-21, 2016.


Most significant accomplishments:


- Became a master resiliency trainer.

- Received certification to be a dental technician.


Airman’s story:


“I joined the Air Force to get out of Texas,” Jefferys said. “Plan was, get training as a security forces troop, do my four years and get out. They say nothing goes as planned, and like my plan, I never became a security forces troop and I have been in a lot longer than four years. I have become accustom to this life cycle and I would not change it for the world.”

Supervisor comments:  


“Technical Sergeant Jefferys oversees or fabricates every prosthesis fabricated in the 82nd Dental Operations Flight dental lab,” said Lt. Col. Jeff Casey, dental operations flight commander. “He has also proven himself indispensable in the rest of the clinic, handling logistics and clinical duties daily. He’s a master resiliency trainer and recently earned his Certified Dental Technician status by surpassing national standards in knowledge and skills for dental laboratory technicians. On top of all this, he is a devoted husband and father.”