Staff Sgt. Roxanne Berg

by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona
Osan Air Base

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Staff Sgt. Roxanne Berg, 607th Air Support Operations Group non-commissioned officer in charge of group intelligence training, won the Air Force Sergeants Association Legislative Award at the division level.

AFSA is an independent, non-profit and politically non-partisan organization devoted to fighting for promised benefits and services for the enlisted force and their families.

There are four pillars that make up AFSA including Legislation, Membership, Communications and Fraternity. Each of these pillars is exemplified across the seven divisions and 127 chapters AFSA has spread across the globe.

“Staff Sgt. Berg leads the legislative pillar and is the vector for AFSA,” said Senior Master Sgt. James Kent, Osan chapter AFSA president. “She informs Airmen on military pay, benefits, and quality of life of all enlisted Airmen and their families.”

Berg prevailed over members from the nine other locations within Division 5, including Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Japan, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

“I sent in my package not really knowing what to expect but I definitely did not expect to win,” said Berg. “I was really excited to find out that I won the division level award because I really enjoy being the legislative trustee and I put a lot of work into it. It was fun to be recognized for what I put into it.”

Berg is a key leader in many acts of volunteerism AFSA completes not only around the base but as well as the local community.

“AFSA is a great organization and we do a lot of volunteering on base as well in the community,” said Berg. “We do a lot of fundraising and donate that money to worthy causes, especially causes that help Airmen and the enlisted force. We also donated money for a spring event at an orphanage in town here that we visit a lot. All of these activities are worthwhile and meaningful.”

Berg will advance and compete at the international level where she will be up against six additional divisions comprised of 54 bases.

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