Warrior of the Week
TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan - Meet the Warrior of the Week. Airman 1st Class Lindsey Critser she is a Medical Technician, deployed from,20 Medical Operations Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, SC. she hails from Summerville, SC .(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stacy Moless)
Warrior of the Week: Airman 1st Class Lindsey Critser

by 376th Air Expeditionary Wing
Public Affairs

2/4/2011 - 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. Airman 1st Class Lindsey Critser is a 376th Expeditionary Medical Group medical technician deployed from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. She hails from Summerville, S.C.

Here's what Airman Critser has to say about herself and this deployment to the Transit Center at Manas.

What do you do on a daily basis at Manas? Take care of everyone that comes through the doors and help keep the mission going.

What do you enjoy about being at Manas? Being able to help those in need and really feeling like I'm part of the mission.

Why did you choose to serve in the military? To do what I'm doing now.

How do you feel about your contributions to the Manas mission and the Global War on Terrorism? Or How does what you do contribute to the GWOT mission? I feel that what I do every day contributes because if our Soldiers are not fit to fight then we cannot complete the mission.

Family: Mom, Dad, two sisters, a brother and my daughter

Time at Manas: Two months

Time in military: A little over a year and a half

Greatest accomplishment: I believe my greatest accomplishment has been to help my daughter be the person she is now. She is very well rounded, so smart, down to earth, polite to everyone she meets, open minded, kind, and knows how to love something with her whole heart. These qualities today are few and far between for some, but to have them will help her grow to be a better person and make the right decisions in life. Knowing that I played such a big part in all of that is why she is my Greatest Accomplishment.

Goals you want to achieve or meet while at Manas: Do as many humanitarian assistance missions as I can, finish my career development courses and get accepted into the paramedic program.

Hobbies: Any outside activity

Your best habit: Doing what is right even when I know no one's watching

Favorite Quote: "Only God can judge me."

Favorite movies: Little Monsters and The Notebook

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her: My parents. They taught me to always stand up for what I believe in.

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why:
The younger me. So I could've told myself to listen all those times my mom would tell me "Mothers Know All". It might've saved me from a lot throughout the years.