Airman Spotlight: SSgt Markeisha Robinson

Staff Sgt. Markeisha Robinson, 51st Dental Squadron dental laboratory technician, works on a dental mold at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 3, 2014. Robinson is this week’s Airman Spotlight winner. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika)

Staff Sgt. Markeisha Robinson, 51st Dental Squadron dental laboratory technician, works on a dental mold at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 3, 2014. Robinson is this week’s Airman Spotlight winner. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Name: SSgt Markeisha A. Robinson

Unit
: 51st Dental Squadron

Job title: Dental Laboratory Technician

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I create dental prosthesis and appliances, such as crowns, bridges, dentures, retainers, sports guards and night guards. These items help to treat and prevent dental problems as well as maintain and improve oral health. Ensuring oral health is an important part of maintaining overall readiness for the members of the Osan community.

Time in the military: 9 years, 10 months

Time at Osan: 10 months

DEROS: May 2014

Family: My family includes my mother Gail, my father Mark Sr., and my 4 siblings; Mark II, Kimar, Elijah and Aniyah.

Hometown: Military brat

Hobbies: Singing, reading

Why did you join the military? I joined the military to serve my country, pursue educational goals, and follow in the footsteps of both my brother and father.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? In 10 years I see myself nearing retirement from the Air Force and beginning a career as a teacher.

What do you do for fun here? For fun, I hang out with friends and travel.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? My favorite Air Force memory is marching down the bomb run during pass and review in basic training. At that time I felt the most pride and a great sense of accomplishment.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of being the first person in my family to earn a bachelor's degree.

Who are your role models? My role models are my parents.