The 944th FW Warrior of the Month: Senior Airman Emily Acker

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The April 944th Fighter Wing Warrior of the Month is Senior Airman Emily Acker, 944th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintenance specialist.

The Warrior of the Month program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 944th Fighter Wing for their positive impact and commitment to the mission.

Time in Service: Four years.

Time with the 944th Fighter Wing: 11 months.

Civilian Job: Air Reserve Technician.

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hobbies: Line dancing, playing volleyball, cooking, and going to the gym.

Home-life: Husband, son, and baby on the way; I love going on evening walks together; binge watch Fixer Upper and Disney Plus.

Why did you join the Air Force?
I joined the Air Force Reserve because I had no real plans for my future, but being in the military was something that I always talked about because my dad served in the Air Force right out of high school.

How does your job support the mission of the 944th Fighter Wing?
My job supports the 944th FW mission because as a crew chief, I am part of the crew responsible for making sure that every jet is mission capable. We are the last face the pilot sees before the mission and the first face the pilot sees after the mission. Pilots trust us with their lives, so it is our responsibility to make sure the jets are safe and capable to complete their missions.

If you were on a deserted island...?
I would gather wood and vines to build a raft so I would be able to get off the island, but first I would enjoy one sunset and a day at the beach.