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Rickenbacker Spotlight - August

Rickenbacker Spotlight

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Autumn Treadwell, services specialist at the 121st Air Refueling Wing, pauses for a few moments during lunch hours in the Red Tail Dining Facility kitchen on Rickerbacker Air National Guard Base on Aug. 4, 2019. Treadwell was selected by her leaders to be recognized for her outstanding service to her fellow Airman, courage and grace, and her selfless commitment to the Ohio Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

RICKENBACKER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ohio --

The 121st Air Refueling Wing is proud to announce the Rickenbacker Spotlight Airman for August 2019, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Autumn Treadwell! Treadwell is a services specialist in the 121st Sustainment Services Flight, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. Treadwell also is a key contributor on the wing’s Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FSRT).

Treadwell, a Columbus native, and Reynoldsburg High School graduate has been with the 121st Air Refueling Wing for over three and a half years.

“My favorite moment at the 121st would be my first temporary duty with the Fatality Search and Recovery Team back in 2017,” said Treadwell. “We went to Dayton, Ohio, to participate in a training that was being held and I would never forget how much I learned, how much fun we had, and the bonds that were formed thereafter.”

Treadwell feels like a part of a big family, at the 121st and says her experience in the Air Force has been absolutely life-changing.

“I have never been a part of something so interconnected,” said Treadwell. “The people I have encountered while serving are committed to the growth, development, well-being, and progression of their wingman and, above all, dedicated to the mission while maintaining a family-oriented culture.”

U.S. Air Force Major Joe Baszynski, commander of the 121st Force Support Squadron, described what Treadwell brings to the wing.

“She constantly goes above and beyond to serve and support her fellow Airmen. I have witnessed her overcome adversity with tremendous courage and grace,” said Baszynski. “She truly embodies the characteristics of servant leadership. She is a leader I want to follow, and a terrific example of the quality of Airmen across the 121st Force Support Squadron and the 121st Air Refueling Wing.”

Treadwell says joining the Air Force is the proudest moment of her life because it gave her a chance to be part of something much bigger than herself, and is committed to the people she serves with. Treadwell has big plans for the future, as well, looking forward to serving the community around her. She is currently in attending Park University, studying for her bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology.

“My long term goal is to be a clinical counselor,” said Treadwell. “I eventually would like to start my own practice that would assist in overall mental health and wellness, life coaching, and holistic and life restoration.”