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Fairchild’s Finest Senior Airman Jasmine Garza

Senior Airman Jasmine Garza, 92nd Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, talks with a patient July 29, 2016 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Her leadership selected her as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Sean Campbell)

Senior Airman Jasmine Garza, 92nd Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, talks with a patient July 29, 2016 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Her leadership selected her as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Sean Campbell)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Rank and Name: Senior Airman Jasmine Garza

Unit of Assignment: 92nd Medical Operations Squadron

Duty title: Mental health technician

Hometown and State: Hollister, California

What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild Air Force Base?
I facilitate AWESOME patient care within mental health services. Ensuring education opportunities and mentorship for fellow Airmen in the clinic.

What do you enjoy about your job?
As a mental health technician, I enjoy the variety of responsibilities, administrative duties, clinical care and, most recently, the supervisory responsibilities I have been given.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
I chose to join the military for the structure provided and the camaraderie, both of which were very important for a late teenage version of me.

Family?
Family is EVERYTHING! My family that I have created is what makes me smile every day.

How long have you been in the military?
I have been active duty for five years, eight months. Fairchild was my second base and I was stationed at Keesler AFB before arriving here.

What is your greatest accomplishment?
My babies are my greatest accomplishment. Everything I do for them makes me the MOST proud.

What goals do you want to achieve or meet while at Fairchild AFB?
While at Fairchild I would like to finally get started on my schooling. I would like to get my degree to align myself with a future as a midwife.

What are your hobbies?
I know it sounds strange, but one of my favorite hobbies is organizing and creating “systems” for doing things, mostly at home.

What is your best habit?
My best habit is positivity. Keeping a positive attitude is what I feel sets me apart from my peers.

What is your favorite quote?
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” –something my mom would say.

What are your favorite movies?
My top 5: “Selena,” “La Bamba,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Titanic” and “Snatch.” Honorable mention goes to “Aladdin.”

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her?
My favorite mentor would be my aunt Becca. She is incredibly smart but beautifully humble and accepting of others.

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why?
I really just want to spend time with my family. They are who I learn the most from and they bring me so much joy.

What Senior Airman Garza’s leadership is saying:
“Senior Airman Garza is just AWESOME! She works so hard and always maintains a positive attitude. She has natural leadership qualities that make her such a valuable asset. Senior Airman Garza is the ‘Go-To’ person for us here in Mental Health and we’re so proud of her!” said Tech Sgt. David VanHoose, 92nd MDOS mental health flight chief.