Passion for work and paws

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  • By Staff Sgt. Leah Ritchey

An Airman assigned to the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron was recognized as Airlifter of the Week for her passion in and out of the workplace at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 29, 2021.

Airman 1st Class Savana Zarn, 86th LRS logistics planner, is responsible for consolidating and analyzing the daily deployment tasks for 52 operational plans and exercises across three wings.

Zarn also teaches the installation’s monthly Increment Monitor course. Last quarter she trained 40 personnel on the cargo deployment process.

“What Airman 1st Class Zarn has done for this team and what she has done as a training increment monitor is awesome,” said Col. Matthew Husemann, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander. “But what got me the most is her passion for dogs and work with 2gether4strays; it really shows her humanity.”

Zarn partnered with three units to collect more than 100 items needed to support 2gether4strays, a donation-run dog shelter out of Romania.

“The dogs are really close to my heart because that’s actually the program where I got my dog, Jessie,” Zarn said. “She’s a really good dog. She’s gotten me through so much, especially this past year.”

The Springdale, Arkansas native is also a full-time student with aspirations to join the medical field.

“I’m currently working on finishing up my Community College of the Air Force degree,” Zarn said. “I want to be a pediatrician so I am trying to get my undergrad studies out of the way.”

In her spare time, Zarn enjoys spending time with family and supporting the youth group at church.

While Zarn was lauded by leadership for her dedication on and off the clock, she made it a point to recognize that it was a team effort.

“I’m really grateful to have a team that supports me,” Zarn said. “Every single person in this office has supported me and given me encouraging words even on the lowest of days. I’m just really thankful for that.”