SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --
Airman spotlight on U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessica Roberts, 932nd Airlift Wing emergency actions controller.
932nd PA: Why the Air Force Reserve?
JR: After leaving active duty in order to start a family and be able to follow my husband’s assignments easier, I still felt a calling to continue to serve so the Air Force Reserve was the perfect solution. My active duty job did not translate to the reserves so I got the chance to cross train.
932nd PA: What is your full job title and short description of your duties?
JR: The title I hold is for the 932nd Command Post. I initiate, receive, and take action on alert messages. I flight-follow aerospace resources and monitors mission status of various aircraft belonging to the 932 AW and 375 AMW. I ensure proper use and control of resources and classified material. I prepare and submit operational, readiness, and SORTS reports with the direction of the Commander and Higher Headquarters. I operate and monitor various voice, data, and alerting systems. I also, develop, maintain, and initiate quick reaction checklists supporting situations such as: suspected or actual sabotage, nuclear incidents, natural disasters, aircraft accidents or incidents, evacuations, dispersal, and aerospace anomalies.
932nd PA: What is one of your fondest memories since joining the 932nd AW?
JR: My fondest memory since joining the 932nd AW about a year and a half ago was the family picnic. Despite the inclement weather, it was an incredible experience. The activities and ability to meet other families and members of the 932nd that I had not met before made it my favorite event and memory so far.
932nd PA: What would you like to do or see in the next few years within your career or with the AF Reserve?
JR: The next few years I would love to be a part of or support a deployment or exercise in theatre. With the recent pushes to increase the readiness of our forces and my lack of deployment experience I would love the opportunity to utilize my training and skills in support of a contingency mission.
932nd PA: Thank you Staff Sgt. Jessica Roberts for sharing your Airman Story.