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Warrior of the Week - Senior Airman Jennifer Lopez
Senior Airman Jennifer Lopez coordinates maintenance and logistics support activities on all assigned C-17's and transient aircraft on mobility related missions for the Maintenance Operations Center on Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
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Warrior of the Week: Senior Airman Jennifer Lopez

Posted 6/9/2010   Updated 6/9/2010 Email story   Print story

    


Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

6/9/2010 - JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Senior Airman Jennifer Lopez is a member of the 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron and has been stationed at Joint Base Charleston for four years.

At Joint Base Charleston, Airman Lopez is a controller for the Maintenance Operations Center, which coordinates maintenance and logistics support activities on all assigned C-17's and transient aircraft on mobility related missions.

"The MOC is tasked with the crucial responsibility of flawless orchestration of maintenance operations, ensuring timely and accurate support of Air Mobility Command Headquarters and Joint Chiefs of Staff tasked special operations low level missions," said Airman Lopez. "The MOC implements daily flying and maintenance schedules and ensures optimum utilization of more than 1,500 maintenance group personnel."

According to Airman Lopez, what she likes best about her job is having the opportunity to work on the operations side of maintenance and knowing the positive impact her job has on the world.

This "warrior of the week" hails from Cocoa Beach, Fl., and joined the Air Force four-and-a-half years ago.

"After completing three years of college I was still unsure about the career path I wanted to take," explained Airman Lopez. "I decided to enlist for occupational and life experiences, as well as to continue with my education."

Airman Lopez is not the only member of her family in the Air Force. Recently her husband, Javier, enlisted in the Air Force Reserves and was assigned to the 317th Airlift Squadron as a loadmaster.

Currently, Airman Lopez's goal is to continue working toward her degree and applying for a commissioning program.

During Airman Lopez's free time she founded "Noble Ones Bully Breed Rescue," which is a non-profit dog rescue dedicated to the rehabilitation and re-homing of abandoned, stray and neglected dogs.

"The rescue was formed by my husband and I to encourage responsible pet ownership and humane treatment to animals, as well as to transform the negative image that society has of certain breeds through education."

Airman Lopez contributes to Team Charleston's mission by providing vital information and support to different agencies to ensure mission capable aircraft are always ready to fly.



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