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Andersen's Best - Airman 1st Class Jamaira Centeno, 36th Operations Support Squadron

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  • By Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Andersen's Best is a recognition program which highlights a top performer from the 36th Wing. Each week, supervisors nominate a member of their team for outstanding performance and the wing commander presents the selected Airman with an award.

Airman 1st Class Jamaira Centeno, 36th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management operations coordinator, was awarded Andersen's Best, Oct. 12.

"She is one of our 'rock star' Airmen in the OSS," said Chief Master Sergeant James Slisik, 36th Operations Group superintendent. "She is a member of the honor guard here and always goes above and beyond what's expected."

As an operations coordinator, Airman Centeno transports and comforts family members of medical patients while coordinating timing with flight nurses and aircrew.
Additionally, she led flightline parking operations for Pacific Command's largest joint-service exercise, Valiant Shield 2010, with zero incidents and was a valuable asset in ensuring on-time departure and arrival of more than 30 distinguished visitor missions.

"What caught my attention is her commitment to excellence," explained Chief Slisik. "For example, she went out of her way during a recent medical evacuation mission. She could have easily just processed them through the line but she took the extra minute to make sure they had some much needed additional support during their time of need."

For her outstanding performance, dedication, commitment to excellence and actions above and beyond expectations, squadron and wing leadership awarded her Andersen's Best.

"I was surprised," Airman Centeno said. "I didn't think something so small made such a big difference!"

To nominate your Airman for Andersen's Best, send an e-mail explaining their accomplishments to ebone.garden@andersen.af.mi.