Airlifter of the Week: A1C Kayla T. Jerido, 86th CES

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  • By Senior Airman Kristof J. Rixmann
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kayla T. Jerido, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman, received the honor of being Airlifter of the Week, Oct. 18, 2019 on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Jerido, a Southampton, New York native, was pivotal in the demonstration of critical Aircraft Rescue Firefighting tactics, ensuring continuity of safety for aircraft and aircrew while operating in and around partner nation airspace and ensuring these nations meet International Civil Aviation Organization requirements.

Included in her list of recent accomplishments, Jerido led a fire station immersion for the 20 NATO partner firefighters from Lithuania, Romania and Ukraine.

She assisted with live-fire evaluations as part of a one week formal training curriculum taught by 435th Construction and Training Squadron cadre, and also led the station immersion for the “DV Spouse’s visit” showcasing the fire department to 17 visiting spouses.

In her free time, Jerido enjoys reading, writing and singing. Jerido said she couldn’t be more grateful for the recognition and gives credit to her supervisors and mentors for this achievement.

The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes Ramstein Airmen who, through their hard work and dedication, make the 86th AW the “World’s Best Wing.”