Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Deanna Irizarry

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Unit: 51st Medical Operations Squadron

Job title: Diagnostic Imaging Technologist / 51st Medical Group Non-combatant Evacuation Operations Warden

Job description and its impact on the overall mission:
- Conducts Computed Tomography, and computed radiography for more than 16
providers.
- Assists group commander in establishing and maintaining accountability and verify that all noncombatants and pets are eligible for evacuation if need arises. Prepares for exercises and conducts quarterly inspection on evacuees' folders.

Time in the military: Nine years

Time at Osan: Three months

DEROS: March 2011

Family: Charles Irizarry, father

Hometown: Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

Hobbies: aerobics, swimming, travel

Why did you join the military? To serve my country by joining an elite organization.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? Retired, spending time with family

What do you do for fun here? Shop, travel and personal training.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? As part of a base honor guard team, I presented the U.S. flag to the next-of-kin.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Passing the test to receive accreditation from the National Registry in radiology

Who are your role models? (Retired) Chief Master Sgt. Lauren Sinclair and Senior Master Sgt. Brian Livingston