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Senior Airman Jared Atencio, 460th SCS, is Team Buckley's Warrior of the Week for Jan. 25

Senior Airman Jared Atencio, 460th Space Communications Squadron, is Team Buckley's Warrior of the Week for Jan. 25. (Courtesy photo)

Senior Airman Jared Atencio, 460th Space Communications Squadron, is Team Buckley's Warrior of the Week for Jan. 25. (Courtesy photo)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Senior Airman Jared Atencio, 460th Space Communications Squadron transmission system crew member, is Team Buckley's Warrior of the Week for Jan. 25.

Airman Atencio is from Denver and has served in the Air Force for three years, eight months. He enjoys outdoor activities and electronics.

Why was Senior Airman Atencio nominated for Warrior of the Week?

"Airman Atencio was nominated as Warrior of the Week because he has only been stationed here at the 460th SCS for about five months now, yet his initiative is through the roof. He is three months ahead of schedule in his training with approximately 70% qualifications on all work center tasks. His hard charging attitude sets the standard for all of his peers. His additional duties are immaculate and he is eager to help improve many of his co-workers additional duties as well. His teamwork attitude has made a positive impact in our work center," said Master Sgt. Russell Skeates, Satellite Readout Stations NCO in charge.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy working on electronic equipment and computers. When something does not function as expected, it is a challenge to figure out what the problem is and fix it.

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

The greatest personal accomplishment for me and my wife, Megan, was the birth of our son, Preston, in 2009. On a professional level, I am very proud of the humanitarian deployment I was a part of to Ayacucho Peru in June 2008. Our team setup initial communications for over 800 deployed members. We then helped build schools, clinics and libraries for the community.

Why is serving your country important to you?

I believe I am able to give something back to my country that not all people are willing or able to do themselves (protecting those who are unable to protect themselves).

What are your personal and career goals?

My personal goal is to achieve my Bachelor of Arts degree in Intel Management while enlisted, and my career goal is to never have regrets about my decisions or actions during my tenure in the U.S. Air Force.

Is there any advice you'd like to give fellow Airmen?

It's harder to get into trouble than to stay out of trouble, always use your head and don't be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. Admit your shortfalls and move on; people will have more respect for you in the end for it.
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