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TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan - Meet the Warrior of the Week. Senior Airman Fatima Camacho is a Expeditionary Theater Distribution Center technician with the 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany. She hails from Alamogordo, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Bevier)
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Warrior of the Week: SrA Camacho

Posted 9/24/2010   Updated 10/23/2010 Email story   Print story


by 376th Air Expeditionary Wing
Public Affairs

9/24/2010 - TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS - Kyrgyzstan -- Every week, a member of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing is selected as the Warrior of the Week. This individual is recognized based on outstanding performance, good conduct, work ethic, and most importantly, for a job well done.

Meet the Warrior of the Week. Senior Airman Fatima Camacho is a 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Expeditionary Theater Distribution Center technician deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany. She hails from Alamogordo, N.M.

Here's what Senior Airman Camacho has to say about herself and her deployment to the Transit Center at Manas.

What do you do on a daily basis at Manas? I am an ETDC Technician, I issue mobility gear and protective equipment to Air Force personnel and Department of Defense  civilians deploying to Afghanistan.

What do you enjoy about being at Manas? It has been a rewarding experience getting involved with HA missions; one I have particularly been passionate about is the Babushka Adoption Agency.

Why did you choose to serve in the military? I joined the military to earn a college education and to help support my family that lives in the Philippines. 

How do you feel what you do contributes to Operation Enduring Freedom? I feel that the mission here is ground breaking and we all have a valuable role. My job has given me the opportunity to interact with fellow Airmen deploying to Afghanistan and providing them with the proper protective equipment. Ensuring they know how to use it gives me a sense of responsibility for their safety.

Family: Husband, Senior Airman Victor Camacho

Time at Manas: May-November

Time in military: 4 Years

Greatest accomplishment: Making Staff Sergeant my first time testing after entering the Air Force as an Airman Basic

Goals you want to achieve or meet while at Manas: Improve my physical fitness.

Hobbies: Cooking and running

Your best habit: Cleaning

Favorite Quote: "Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full Effort is Full Victory"- Mahatma Ghandi

Favorite movies: Anything with Will Ferrell and movies from the 80's

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her? I learn and take something from everyone I interact with. Master Sgt. Kirk Vore, my first non-commissioned officer in charge, provided me the tools to excel in my career and First Sergeant Senior Master Sgt. Manny Pineiro who reminds me that I have to MAKE the time if I want to make a difference.

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why? I would spend one hour with my husband Victor. We met at Military Entry Processing Station and have experienced every event in our military career together from Basic Military Training until now. We got married before I left for this deployment and this is the longest we have been apart from each other.

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