Airman Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Nikki Herrera
Name: Airman 1st Class Nikki C. Herrera
Unit: 51 CS
Job title: Client Systems Technician
Job description and its impact on the overall mission:
- Provides computer/phone support for 7 AF, 51 FW, 12 associate units & five geographically separated units
- Installs and maintains connectivity for C2 telephones, data, radios and secure telecommunications equipment
- Performs system hardware/software operations, installation, configuration & troubleshoots operating systems
- Interprets service orders and coordinates circuits installation/repair activities with appropriate base agencies
Time in military: 2 years
Time in Osan: 16 months
DEROS: Sep 2015
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Hobbies: Art, drawing, reading, tennis and cooking
Why did you join the military?: Tuition assistance, traveling, serving my country and experiencing new cultures.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years or 20 years?: Becoming a pharmacist.
What do you do for fun here?: Community Service events (orphanage visits, Troops for Trash and Airmen Watch)
What is your favorite Air Force memory or story?: Starting on the job training at Osan and being part of the operational Air Force. Living on my own and having real responsibilities for the first time in my life.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?: I am the first person in my family to join the military.
Who are your role models?: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for their work on breaking stereotypes of woman in the media. Abraham Lincoln for his leadership abilities. The NCOs in my squadron who have taken me under their wing and mentored me.