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STAFF SERGEANT ALEXANDRA DOUGHERTY

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SSgt Alexandra Dougherty is a member in the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. As an F-35A Heritage Flight team member, she is responsible for representing Air Education and Training Command, Air Combat Command, United States Air Force, Department of Defense, and the United States of America at 16 air shows annually. She is one of sixteen enlisted members of the F-35A Heritage Flight Team and performs maintenance actions on the Lockheed Martin-produced F-35. By doing so, SSgt Dougherty ensures Heritage Flight pilots are equipped with a safe and effective F-35A Lightning II to execute their mission of showcasing the Air Force’s premier fifth generation aircraft for millions of spectators each year.

SSgt Dougherty was born in Beaufort, SC. She graduated from Blackford High School,
Hartford City, IN in 2006. She left for Basic Military Training in Indianapolis, Oct 2010.
She attended Technical Training school in Biloxi, Mississippi and Wichita Falls, Texas for F-22 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance. After Graduating from her technical school, she was assigned to her first duty station at Langley, AFB, VA as an Avionics Journeyman.

EDUCATION
2011 F-22 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Technical Training School, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2015 Airman Leadership School Luke, AFB, Arizona
2016 Community Collage of the Air Force Associates Degree in Avionic Systems Technology

ASSIGNMENTS
2011-2013 F-22 Avionics Specialist, 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Langley AFB, VA
2013-2014 F-22 Debrief Specialist, 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Langley AFB, VA
2014-Present F-35 Avionics Specialist, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Luke AFB, AZ

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
AF Good Conduct Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic 19 October 2010
Airman First Class 17 December 2010
Senior Airman 17 April 2013
Staff Sergeant 01 October 2016

(Current as of January 2017)