445th AW November Spotlight Performer

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Rank/Name: Staff Sgt. Alyssa Thacker

Unit: 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron

Duty Title: Aerospace Medical Technician

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Civilian Job: Emergency Room Nurse

Education: Hondros College of Nursing

Hobbies: Plant keeping, lifting weights, hiking and kayaking.

Career Goal: Complete Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, then eventually become a nurse practitioner and work in aesthetics. 

What do you like about working at the 445th?:  I like the camaraderie between everyone. I have learned a lot from many people around the unit over the years I’ve been a part of the 445th!

Why did you join the Air Force?: At the time in which I decided to join, I just had no clue where my life was going at the time. I chose to become an aerospace medical technician, even though I had zero interest in healthcare, but ended up falling in love with patient care. I owe the Air Force for giving me the opportunity to fall in love with my career. On top of that, the Air Force has opened up many education and training opportunities for me to advance in my military and civilian life.