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Staff Sgt. Erika Placencia, 460th Space Communications Squadron

Staff Sgt. Erika Placencia, from San Antonio, sings during a Tops in Blue 2005-2006 performance. She is the 460th Space Communications Squadron's star performer. (Courtesy photo)

Staff Sgt. Erika Placencia, from San Antonio, sings during a Tops in Blue 2005-2006 performance. She is the 460th Space Communications Squadron's star performer. (Courtesy photo)

Star Performer -- Staff Sgt. Erika, from the 460th Space Communications Squadron, is Team Buckley's Star Performer for the week of Dec. 8 through Dec. 14.

Name: Staff Sgt. Erika

Unit: 460th Space Communications Squadron

Time in Service: Six years

Duty Title: Quality Assurance Evaluator

Hometown: San Antonio

Hobbies: Motorcycle riding, singing in a band, fishing, snow boarding and writing poetry.

How do your day-to-day duties contribute to mission success?
I ensure day-to-day maintenance operations are meeting or exceeding requirements by evaluating, providing guidance and references to mission systems maintainers.

If you could change one thing about the Air Force what would it be?
I would change the amount of reductions happening in the Air Force. I feel the AF is losing a lot of good people and foresee future adverse effects on how we do business.

What has been your most memorable experience in the Air Force?
Tops in Blue Tour 2005-2006.

Duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments:
I evaluate the quality of maintenance through inspections on personnel and equipment; inspect engineering changes, and assess proper installation and technical compliance. I am also the flight maintenance training manager.

Other comments:
Sergeant Erika starred in Tops in Blue for one year, sang the National Anthem at numerous base events, served as Madam Vice for the Buckley Combat Dining Out and performed as Buck Lee, the base mascot, during Guardian Challenge.
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