WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --
The 445th Airlift Wing is proud to announce the following Airmen as the third quarter CY18 award winners.
Airman of the Quarter
Senior Airman Samantha Lefaive, 445th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering assistant, is the 445th Airlift Wing Airman of the Quarter. Lefaive performed a Headquarters Air Combat Command site survey, helping to improve the accuracy of the floorplans, saving the command more than $2,000 in renovation costs. She created 20 air show drawings, safely arranging 67 transient aircraft resulting in 29,000 people captivated by the flight of $7 billion historical aircraft. Lefaive managed her unit’s flight safety program, providing and documenting safety training for 42 people. She researched drawings for 25 projects where she corrected two floorplans essential to $48 million for fiscal year 2018 construction, saving $13,000 versus doing contracts. Lefaive headed a Prime BEEF training event, developing 12 hands-on sessions. She proffered her last unit’s commander’s call and a promotion ceremony. She is completing her requirements needed for her Community College of the Air Force degree in construction technology.
NCO of the Quarter
Tech. Sgt. Traci Todahl, 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical services administrator, is the 445th Airlift Wing NCO of the Quarter. Todahl took on an officer-level commander’s inspection program manager position and instituted a training plan for new self-assessment program managers and wing inspection team members. As the medical, surgical and intensive care unit panel member, Todahl drove nursing and patient care initiatives, identifying patient care, safety and staff issues, enforcing standards of care. She was selected as the Unit Effectiveness Inspection team lead and was a liaison with the Air Force Inspection Agency, coordinating schedules and leadership meetings. She revamped the mobility folder process, updating the information of more than 120 Airmen to e-folders and tracking their medical requirements. Todahl is a member of the American Nurses and Ohio Nurse Association, where gaining insight on congressional level health care action. She’s currently working on a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.
Senior NCO of the Quarter
Master Sgt. Tara Woodard, 445th Force Support Squadron personnel systems manager, is the 445th Airlift Wing Senior NCO of the Quarter. Woodard oversees 12 military personnel systems, including 2,800 records. She served in the roles of personnel support for contingency operations and services during Arctic Care readiness training event in Alaska, building 11 tents and accounting for 255 people. Woodard processed 700 transfer, upgrade training and re-training actions. She managed U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s rest and recovery program where she audited 124 leave pages, coordinated 105 airport runs and guided 523 military personnel through the area of responsibility. Woodard is active in her squadron’s booster club and volunteered eight hours while deployed to the Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital hosting play therapy for 55 pediatric patients and their families. She is currently working on a Bachelor of Science degree in human resource management.
Company Grade Officer of the Quarter
First Lt. Jonathan Charles, 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical readiness officer, is the 445th Airlift Wing Company Grade Officer of the Quarter. Charles was selected as a medical readiness officer and devised a 36-month medical readiness training plan, scheduling 140 Airmen thus meeting the squadron’s training goal of 100 percent. He led the medical readiness decision support system access and training for 18 Air Force Specialty Code functional managers and provided instructed on data entry. Charles identified and proposed equivalent training modality for flight surgeons, expediting qualifications and saving the Air Force $9,000. He led command and control staff and coordinated 20 aeromedical evacuation exercise missions with more than 300 patients. Charles volunteered at a men’s retreat camp out, using survival, evasion, resistance and escape skills to demonstrate shelter and conceal tactics. He is working on a Master of Business Administration in marketing management.