Thunderbolt of the Week: Airman 1st Class Rachel DeVries

Airman 1st Class Rachel Devries of the 56th Contracting Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Airman 1st Class Rachel Devries of the 56th Contracting Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Airman 1st Class Rachel DeVries

Organization: 56th Contracting Squadron, Contract Apprentice 

Time in service: Nine months 

Hometown: Jackson's Gap, Ala. 

Education: Central Alabama Community College, Associate in Science 

Goals: To get my bachelor's degree in business management and one day have my own business 

Self-description: Well-mannered, highly motivated, open-minded, diligent and friendly 

Famous last words: "If you can't change the situation, then change the way you look at it." 

Inspirations: My family, especially my older brother 

Off-duty interests: Going to movies, reading and computers 

Greatest feat: There are many things I've accomplished, but the two things I'm most proud of are getting my associate degree and joining the military. 

Commander comments: "Airman DeVries has redefined the term "Mission Ready Airman," said Maj. Thomas Ficklin. "She came to 56th CONS from technical school and earned a reputation as a hard charger, procuring more than $725,000 worth of quality of life and missionessential requirements in just five months. She is aggressively pursuing requirements to attain her five-skill level. She has already established herself as an invaluable asset."