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Airman in Focus - Technical Sgt. Sandra Pulliam

Barnes Air National Guard Base, 104 Fighter Wing - Westfield, Mass -- TSgt Sandra Pulliam has been described as indispensable. A command post controller, she is tasked with supporting the Air Sovereignty Alert mission here at the 104th. She is instilled with a mission centered attitude and it is reflected in her approach to every task assigned.

Among her many duties, several are classified, she is charged with ensuring that all assets among wing personnel and equipment are squared away. She also monitors and carries out duties relative to the overall mission status of the base and its assigned units, base wide security, initiating emergency procedures, aircrew recall, and other tasks critical to the conduct of the mission.

Tech. Sgt. Pulliam, formerly of aviation resource management, was selected for the position last year and graduated from the Command Post Apprentice Course at Keesler AFB in Miss in January. A recent graduate of UMass/Amherst, Pulliam hopes to pursue an MBA in the near future.

The Florida native and Greenfield resident boasts 10 years of military service beginning on active duty as a member of the 74th Fighter Squadron at Pope AFB in Fayetteville, NC. "I seem to be moving further north," she remarked.

She aspires to serve in an assignment at CMOC (Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center) in Colorado, The ANG Command Center or the ACC Command Center. Her proudest moment was being awarded the State NCO of the Year 2008 Award.