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Support Airman of the Week: SSgt. DeJesus

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Staff Sgt. Allison DeJesus, 82nd Dental Squadron dental laboratory technician and native of Omaha, Nebraska, has been in the Air Force for seven years and is the Support Airman of the week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of 2-8 Aug. 2016.


Most significant accomplishments:


- Airman Leadership School Distinguished Graduate

- Community College of the Air Force Applied Science degree in Dental Laboratory

- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ashford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management.

Airman’s Story:


“I didn’t grow up in a military family, so joining the Air Force was a big step for me to take,” DeJesus said. “I was 24 and had been working a dead end job and felt like I had no purpose, so I decided to join the Air Force and serve my country. I also married my husband one month before Basic Training and we now have a 5-year-old daughter and another daughter on the way. I was blessed to be assigned a job as a Dental Laboratory Technician, it fits me well and I enjoy working with my hands to fabricate dental prostheses that ensure the medical readiness of our Airmen. So far, I’ve been assigned at Kadena Air Base, Japan and here at Sheppard Air Force Base. Both assignments have been great and I’ve learned a lot. I even had the opportunity to be the NCO in Charge this past year and manage the dental lab. I’m not sure what the future holds for me, but I plan on doing my best in whatever life throws my way.”

Supervisor comments:


“Staff Sergeant DeJesus’ outstanding dental lab ability impacts the training mission by producing the best dental appliances,” said Tech. Sgt. Matthew Jefferys, dental lab NCO in Charge. “Her timeliness and accurate prosthetics contribute to Airmen in Training being back in the classroom faster and without dental pain.”