Leaders show appreciation for Airmen
By Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 17, 2017
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The First Sergeant’s Council and the 20th Force Support Squadron Chief Master Sgt. Emerson E. Williams Dining Facility staff hosted a birthday dinner for Airmen March 15.
Leadership from around the 20th Fighter Wing were invited to show appreciation for their Airmen who have birthdays in March.
“I think it’s good for Airmen to know that leadership thinks of them outside of ‘Good job getting that aircraft up in the air,’” said Master Sgt. Micki Kistler, 20th Communications Squadron first sergeant. “I think we get so caught up in work that Airmen think we only worry about their work, but we care about everything that’s going on in their lives to include important days like birthdays.”
The dinners have been once a month event since January 2017 with each month having a different theme. This month’s theme was March Madness.
During the meal, leadership showed their appreciation to the Airmen by spending time with them and serving them dinner.
“It is very rare that people celebrate their birthday,” said Tech. Sgt. Cecy Hunter, 20th Security Forces Squadron, NCO in charge of commercial vehicle inspection area, who attended the dinner to celebrate her birthday, “especially when they’re grown-up. You’re thinking about responsibilities and to most people it’s just another day. Our leaders are taking the time to come out here and prove to us that it’s not just another day, this day is specifically about us.”