Airman Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Nikki Herrera

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Airman 1st Class Nikki Herrera, 51st Communications Squadron client systems technician, prepares to add a computer to the network Dec. 18, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Herrera is this week's Airman Spotlight winner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David Owsianka)
Airman 1st Class Nikki Herrera, 51st Communications Squadron client systems technician, prepares to add a computer to the network Dec. 18, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Herrera is this week's Airman Spotlight winner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David Owsianka)

Airman Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Nikki Herrera

by: Staff Reports, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Osan Air Base | .
published: January 10, 2015

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

Family: Single

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.

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