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ATOC Airman excels in job performance, mentors Airmen

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  • By Airman Carissa Wolff
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Anywhere, anytime," is the Air Mobility Command's motto, and Tech. Sgt. Lewis McClung, 734th Air Mobility Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of air terminal operations center, believes in it wholeheartedly.

Sergeant McClung was chosen as a Top Performer by Maj. Rodney Wrotten, 734th Air Mobility Squadron aerial port operations officer, for his dedication to his job and outstanding performance.

"He's a stand-out NCO," Major Wrotten said. "He's the go-to man for ATOC which is my command and control element, making his job integral to mission success. He goes above and beyond his duties, keeping the mobility en route system efficient. Without him, Andersen's mission would not become a reality."

According to Sergeant McClung, not a lot of people understand what his job entails.

"People don't realize how much we do in ATOC," Sergeant McClung said. "We support deployed troops of all services around the world, and that's one of the reasons I love my job. Right now the AMC is mainly supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom."

Sergeant McClung also elaborated on his day-to-day tasks which entail moving people and cargo anywhere at any time, employing global reach.

"My job is mostly coordination for the aircraft, its crew and its cargo," Sergeant McClung said. "I talk to all inbound and outbound personnel ensuring they are taken care of while on Andersen. I also ensure that all cargo is loaded correctly and that all planes are safe and ready for flight."

Sergeant McClung also mentors Airmen, and says they constantly amaze him.

"This honor should really go to those Airmen who are physically on the flightline," Sergeant McClung said. "I just manage the work they actually do. To me, they're the 'Top Performers.' My advice to all Airmen is to give everything their all. When you give your best all the time, other people notice not only your hard work but also your character."

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