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Wingman of Choice: SrA Gildersleeve

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Senior Airman Brittany Gildersleeve, 82nd Medical Group prophylaxis technician and native of Eagle River, Alaska, has been in the Air Force for five years and is the commander’s Wingman of Choice at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of June 28 – July 4, 2016.

Most significant accomplishments:

  • Community College of the Air Force Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting.
  • Going on a deployment.

Airman’s story:

“My mom has a very strong work ethic and never takes a handout,” Gildersleeve said about how her mother inspires her.

Gildersleeve wishes to become a dental hygienist and enjoys going to the gym. “Working out inspires me to be fit and mentally fit,” she said. “It allows me to better myself and be healthy.”

Commander’s comments:

“Senior Airman Brittany Gildersleeve is a versatile dental technician who runs three programs in addition to her primary duties as a Senior Airman,” said Col. Haris Ehland, 82nd Dental Squadron commander. “As the High Caries Risk program manager she monitored treatment and follow up of more than 200 patients … She has provided oral cleanings in support of the Air Force Dental Readiness Assurance Program; producing $15,000 in dental care with 71 percent of active duty personnel in dental class one status. Senior Airman Gildersleeve briefs Airmen in Training weekly on dental hygiene and effects of smoking. She is a true asset to the clinic and deserving of recognition for her hard work.”