17th Training Wing Member of the Month: Senior Airman Rhiannon Belto

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  • By Senior Airman Ethan Sherwood
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs

The 17th Medical Group is an integral part of the base; everyone sees medical at some point. However, not many know what happens behind the scenes and how complex the group is. One such Airman hidden behind the scenes went above and beyond for the Air Force.

“She is a multi-capable Airman. She leads, she’s a wingman, and she’s always there whenever we need her,” said Tech. Sgt. Deshyra Maxwell, 17th Healthcare Operations Squadron resource management flight chief. “Working with Senior Airman Belto has been amazing.”

Senior Airman Rhiannon Belto, 17th HCOS Uniform Business Office manager and manpower technician, is vital to the administrative side of the medical field. She works in the resource management office, which brings money back to the Air Force through third-party insurance companies, and ensures positions are filled by the right people within the medical group.

Belto was highlighted for her performance during a Management Internal Control Toolkit, a regular inspection conducted by the Air Force to enable data-based decisions for the base.

During the inspection, her squadron was rated “outstanding” for her efforts.

She was also highlighted for taking over the Defense Travel System program for the 17th Medical Group, including medical temporary duties for patients, after the resource advisor left the program.

When she took over the program, she corrected mistakes she found and standardized the system saving the Air Force thousands of dollars.

“It was shocking but nice,” said Belto. “I just felt like I was doing my job.”

On a daily basis, Belto is a part of caring for approximately 15,000 patients and roughly a million-dollar budget to continue operations.

Belto was recognized by the wing for her efforts as the 17th Training Wing Member of the Month and was coined by the 17th Training Wing command chief.