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Support Airman of the Week: Ms. Colbath

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Casey Colbath, 82nd Force Support Squadron student assignments lead technician and native of Meredith, New Hampshire has been with the Air Force for seven years and is the Support Airman of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of Oct. 4-10, 2016.


Most significant accomplishments:

“Supporting the Air Force for the last seven years alongside my husband and two beautiful daughters has been my biggest accomplishment,” Colbath said.

Airman’s story:

“I grew up in a small town in New England,” she said. “I met my husband in college, and shortly after graduating we moved to our first duty assignment, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, where my husband started pilot training. Here I started my civil service career in the civilian personnel office, and soon after was offered a promotion to military personnel.”


“After my husband graduated and got his wings, we moved from Texas to Travis Air Force Base, California, where we spent the next four years exploring, traveling and having our first baby girl,” Colbath continued. “Shortly after, we moved to Sheppard and introduced another baby girl. It has been fun meeting new friends and traveling around this area. My husband and I will be looking for our next assignment sometime next year, which we both hope will bring us back to the east coast. I look forward to lots of traveling, meeting new friends and family, and continuing my civil service career in the United States Air Force.”

Supervisor comments:


“Colbath is an extraordinary worker and member of our student relocations team,” said 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Denninghoff, officer in charge of student assignments. “She holds a ton of responsibility with being the assignment counselor for 365th Training Squadron as well as handling all re-class students and special action cases.”


“She is incredibly organized and motivated to do her best, and is one of the most efficient workers we have in our section,” Denninghoff continued. “This greatly impacts our training mission here at Sheppard by ensuring our students are getting out to mother Air Force upon graduation as well as placing them in AFSCs (Air Force Specialty Codes) that they will be most productive and effective in. She is a wonderful asset to have, and I am so very grateful to have her on our student relocations team.”