445 AW April Spotlight Performer

Senior Airman Merissa Ayres, 445th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, is the 445th Airlift Wing April Spotlight Performer

Senior Airman Merissa Ayres, 445th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, is the 445th Airlift Wing April Spotlight Performer. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Rachel N. Ingram)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --

Rank/Name:

Senior Airman Merissa Ayres

 

Unit:

445th Security Forces Squadron

 

Duty Title:

Security Forces Patrolman

 

Hometown:

Hillsboro, Ohio

 

Civilian Job:

Information technology technical support operator

 

Education:

Associate of Science degree with a concentration in biology; Community College of the Air Force degree in Applied Sciences of Criminal Justice

 

Hobbies:

Hike, bike, read (professional development/personal growth), playing the piano

 

Career Goal:

Military: To continue to grow my career and get into the Raven program. I really like what I do and want to travel more, I think the Raven program would fit both.

Civilian: To continue my education and get into the medical field as a physician’s assistant potentially specializing in endocrinology.

 

What you like about working at the 445th?

The people; they are truly amazing. Even when I am feeling low energy or sick, I want to come into the unit to get motivated and feel good. The people are awesome. Everyone is really fun and passionate about what they do. There is such a wide variety of experience. I am always learning.

 

Why did you join the Air Force?

I originally started talking with an Army recruiter, but was not impressed. A friend of mine had already joined the 445th Maintenance Squadron and talked about the perks of the Air Force and the awesome people in it. After high school, I didn’t really know what direction I wanted to take, but I wanted to do something before settling down and starting college. The military would allow me to travel while also training me with skills I could apply to my future careers.