SSgt. Lindsey Fuentes, a biomedical equipment journeyman with the 366th Medical Support Squadron at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015. Fuentes expertly managed the Medical Maintenance department during a three-month, 66-percent manning shortfall, overseeing the completion of more than 1,000 work orders and enabling $15 million in medical care. Her unwavering dedication was a pivotal factor in the 366th Medical Group’s selection as ACC’s 2014 Best Hospital of the Year. Her keen technical insight was essential as her team calibrated 17 dental X-ray units, eliminating a $10,000 service contract and supporting 13,000 yearly dental exams. A natural leader, she guided two ALS flights with 32 students to a 100-percent graduation rate and was the recipient of the John L. Levitow Award. Her professionalism, expertise, and commitment to the core values led to her selection as USAF’s 2014 Biomedical Equipment Technician Airman of the Year. Air Force Magazine is shining the spotlight on each OAY in the days leading up to AFA’s Air & Space Conference, which starts Sept. 14 in National Harbor, Md. Also featured were: SrA. Allen Cherry, SrA. Meaghan Holley, SrA. Mason Meherg, and SSgt. Kresston Davis.
Feb. 23, 2024
The Department of the Air Force’s space acquisition boss called for industry to stop low-bidding contracts and for the Pentagon to only select realistic proposals on Feb. 23, arguing that failures to do so eventually forces the Space Force to “rob our future to pay for the past.”