Thunderbolt of the Week: Airman 1st Class Rachel DeVries
/ Published October 17, 2006
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."