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86 AES NCO wins Airlifter of the Week

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christine Williams, 86th
Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
noncommissioned officer in charge of aircrew
training, poses for a photo, at Ramstein Air Base,
Germany, Sept. 5, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christine Williams, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of aircrew training, poses for a photo, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 5, 2019. Williams was recognized as Airlifter of the Week for her numerous contributions like planning the 2019 U.S. Air Forces in Europe EMT Rodeo and streamlining training for those in her unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew S. Husemann, 86th
Airlift Wing vice commander, congratulates Tech.
Sgt. Christine Williams, 86th Aeromedical
Evacuation Squadron noncommissioned officer in
charge of aircrew training, on being named
Airlifter of the Week, at Ramstein Air Base,
Germany, Sept. 5, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew S. Husemann, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander, congratulates Tech. Sgt. Christine Williams, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of aircrew training, on being named Airlifter of the Week, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 5, 2019. Williams received the award for performing well above her rank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany --

An 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron noncommissioned officer was awarded Airlifter of the Week, Sept. 5, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew S. Husemann, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ashley Williams, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron superintendent, congratulated Tech. Sgt. Christine Williams, 86th AES NCO in charge of aircrew training.

“It’s a testament of your leadership what you do every day,” said Husemann. “To impart that training to a squadron of folks, that makes a difference across the globe.”

As the NCO in charge of aircrew training, she streamlined eight scheduling databases, updated 11 operating instructions, and elevated four checklists required in training newly assigned nurses and technicians to the 86th AES.

By doing so she was able to reduce student training by 57 days.

She was also recognized for leading and executing the 2019 U.S. Air Forces in Europe Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo. The event brought together seven teams of four and 12 evaluator cadres from across Europe. Participants rotated through six skills stations highlighting important skills for medics and combat medics.

“This was a fantastic event and went as well as we could have hoped for our first one in USAFE,” said Chief Master Sgt. Jason Oldenburg, USAFE-AFAFRICA Command Surgeon chief. “It’s vital for our medics to have the opportunity to train like we fight.”

The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes Ramstein Airmen for their hard work and dedication, making the 86th AW the ‘World’s Best Wing.’