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Support Airman of the Week: TSgt. Barboza

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Tech. Sgt. Julia Barboza, 82nd Medical Group education and training manager and native of Chicago, has been in the Air Force for 14 years and is the Support Airman of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of Mar. 1-7, 2016.


Most significant accomplishments:


Barboza’s most significant accomplishments would be finding the ability to balance her professional life with her personal life, as a mother and a wife. She has completed her Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems, as well as received two Community College of the Air Force degrees for her present and previous career fields – Educational and Training and Information Management. Meeting Barboza’s best friend –her husband – and their three beautiful healthy kids give her continuous motivation to achieve her goals.


Airman’s story:  


Barboza was born in Chicago and joined the Air Force for a better future. She comes from a large close knit family and visits them frequently. Her mother is her role model and said, “She’s the hardest working woman I’ve known.” She’s proud to say that she has had numerous opportunities and has taken full advantage of them. Barboza has traveled and deployed to various places all over the world.


“In order to achieve great things in life you must work hard,” she said. She plans to start and complete her Master's Degree in Human Resources through the University of Illinois.  


Commander’s comments:


“As a Group Training Manager, Barboza is responsible for ensuring on the job training programs in the Medical Group, provide training for personnel to attain knowledge and skill qualifications required to perform duties in their specialty,” said Col. Gregory DeWolf, 82nd MDG commander. “She does this by developing, managing, and executing realistic and flexible training programs to produce highly skilled, motivated, force capable of carrying out all tasks and functions in support of the training mission.