Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Aimee Roth

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Unit: 51 FW/HC

Job title: NCOIC, Chapel Readiness

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Manages chapel readiness and asset administration. Procures supplies and services to support chapel-base ministry. Provides active duty members and their families with the opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to freedom of religion.

Time in the military: 6 years and 6 months

Time at Osan: 4 months

DEROS: Feb 2011

Family: Husband, Staff Sgt. John Roth (Kunsan AB), pets, Fifi and Rocky

Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.

Hobbies: Visiting with Airmen, it's part of my job but I also enjoy it off duty. Volleyball, playing with my dogs, and watching TV series (HBO/Showtime).

Why did you join the military?
I was intimidated to join a college. Reflecting on it now, it seems comical to think I was less scared to serve in the military than to take classes. After joining, my reasons for serving have increased significantly. Pride, serving Airmen, community, and constant personal/professional growth are a few of my favorite reasons.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years:
In 20 years, I plan to be utilizing the skills, knowledge, and discipline I gained from my military service in a socially interactive profession.

What do you do for fun here?
Spending time with my husband is on the top of my fun list. I loved playing squadron volleyball, and laughing with my new friends here at Osan AB.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story?
My favorite Air Force memory was the moment I received the John L. Levitow Award. A couple weeks after I lost my Mother, and my husband deployed to Afghanistan, I started ALS. It was the hardest task I've ever faced but with support/strength from God, classmates, my instructor and my co-workers, I finished the course. I performed better than I expected and had a glimmer of hope to receive the academic award. That small hope died shortly after my name was not called for the two awards. When they announced "From the Fighter Wing Staff..." I lost most hearing and eyesight. Similar to a slow motion movie scene where everyone is shouting and jumping but yet you cannot hear them, I was paralyzed with shock. Eventually, I mustered all the discipline and restraint I had and floated to the stage, grinning ear to ear.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I will always be proud of my time as a Maintainer. Seeing another side of the AF has helped me as a Chaplain Assistant to relate better with Airmen. I'm also excited to know a thing or two about tools.

Who are your role models?
Leaders that make the hard/unpopular decisions, spouses that accept the military life with such grace, and our military members who are willing to sacrifice their youth for our Nation.