Staff Sgt. Brittany Smith, 375th Operations Support Squadron airspace ground equipment and transient alert contracting officer representative, is one of this week’s “Showcase on ICE.” Since Smith arrived at the 375th OSS last summer, she hit the ground running, and is behind many of the squadron’s greatest accomplishments over the last year. Her direct efforts are responsible for Scott AFB having the greatest operations increase in Air Mobility Command in 2016. Smith has taken on multiple jobs and is the Airman behind the squadron’s massive progress in innovation and excellence. Smith’s invaluable experience as a crew chief guided the direction of the project and left room for expansion by discussing multiple weapon systems. She provided valuable inputs and ideas on how to overcome many roadblocks and challenges. She conducted classroom training for over 25 fuels Airmen and shared her vast experience of hot refueling in a combat environment. She took full ownership of the Risk Assessment matrix, ensuring hot refueling operations are the safest possible. For the Illinois Army National Guard CH-47 and UH-60 units, this new hot refueling capability will increase their range, allowing them to save more lives when called upon to fight fires and floods. Smith is also leading the charge to repaint the airpark’s aircraft in time for the centennial airshow.
Photo by Airman Chad Gorecki
Staff Sgt. Brittany Smith, 375th Operations Support Squadron airspace ground equipment and transient alert contracting officer representative, is one of this week’s “Showcase on ICE.”