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Airman Spotlight; Staff Sgt. Jessica Roberts

932nd Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight on Command Post technician, Staff Sgt. Jessica Roberts.

Staff Sgt. Jessica Roberts, a 932nd Airlift Wing citizen Airman works an an emergency actions controller for the Scott Air Force Base Command Post. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

932nd Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight on Command Post technician, Staff Sgt. Jessica Roberts.

Staff Sgt. Jessica Roberts, a 932nd Airlift Wing citizen Airman works an an emergency actions controller for the Scott Air Force Base Command Post, shares her Airman's story with 932nd AW leadership during the pre unit training assembly wing review. Each month an Airmen is shares their Air Force journey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

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.