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Cobra Medic of the Month

U.S. Air Force Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th Medical Group commander, presents Airman 1st Class Jessica Savage, 17th Medical Support Squadron referrals management clerk, with the Medic of the Month award at the Ross Clinic on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 15, 2019. With help of Savage’s efforts the referral center was rated number one in Air Education and Training Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Wolf/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th Medical Group commander, presents Airman 1st Class Jessica Savage, 17th Medical Support Squadron referrals management clerk, with the Medic of the Month award at the Ross Clinic on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 15, 2019. With help of Savage’s efforts the referral center was rated number one in Air Education and Training Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Wolf/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jessica Savage, 17th Medical Support Squadron referrals management clerk, stands under a tree outside the Ross Clinic on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 15, 2019. Savage was selected by her supervisors and leadership as the June Medic of the Month due to her exceeding their standards of professionalism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Wolf/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jessica Savage, 17th Medical Support Squadron referrals management clerk, stands under a tree outside the Ross Clinic on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 15, 2019. Savage was selected by her supervisors and leadership as the June Medic of the Month due to her exceeding their standards of professionalism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Wolf/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Airman 1st Class Jessica Savage was selected by her supervisors and leadership as the June Medic of the Month. She exceeded their standards of professionalism and expertise as a referrals management center technician.

Referral care helps to strengthen alliances with the local community and is in direct support of the National Defense Strategy. She has demonstrated immense proficiency on all of her assigned tasks, completing upgrade training four months ahead of schedule. Her efforts have led to the referral center being rated number one in Air Education and Training Command. Savage has distinguished herself as an exemplary Airman for her peers to emulate.

  1. How does your job support the 17th Training Wing's mission?

My job supports the mission in many ways. My job supports the mission in aiding the students/ instructors in getting them referred off base so that they can get the care they need.

  1. What do you find most rewarding about your work?

I find a lot of things rewarding about my job, but I would definitely say it’s most rewarding helping the patients get the care that they need.

  1. What has been your biggest challenge in the military, and how did you overcome that challenge?

My biggest challenge in the military is working with different personalities. I overcame it by learning to adapt and learning to understand.

  1. What has been your most memorable experience in the military?

My most memorable experience was technical school training, because I got to experience learning with the different branches of the military at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  1. What is one piece of information or advice you would like to pass on?

If I could pass on a piece of information, I would say to be in control of your career.