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Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Tiffany Santiago

Staff Sgt. Tiffany Santiago is nominated as the Combat Airlifter of the Week September 11, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Santiago puts the Air Force’s needs before her own on a daily basis, evidenced by her overseeing the daily operations of the Mental Health Clinic, delivering 9,900 appointments worth $510,000 to patients from three military branches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

Staff Sgt. Tiffany Santiago is nominated as the Combat Airlifter of the Week September 11, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Santiago puts the Air Force’s needs before her own on a daily basis, evidenced by her overseeing the daily operations of the Mental Health Clinic, delivering 9,900 appointments worth $510,000 to patients from three military branches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

Rank and name: Staff Sgt. Tiffany Santiago

Unit:  19th Medical Operations Squadron

Position: Mental Health Clinic NCO in charge

Hometown: Albers, Illinois

Time on Station: 16 Aug., 2016

Time in Service: 24 November, 2008

Hobbies: Spending time with her kids

Goals: Obtain Masters in Social Work.

Core Value: Service Before Self

Santiago puts the Air Force’s needs before her own on a daily basis, evidenced by her overseeing the daily operations of the Mental Health Clinic, delivering 9,900 appointments worth $510,000 to patients from three military branches.  She makes sure patients are seen as quickly as possible while mentoring two personnel to be invaluable future Air Force leaders. Santiago also has filled in as the interim flight chief for 15 weeks, directing flight operations of 24 staff members and leading mission accomplishment of three elements, all of which were key to the wings lowest DUI rate in more than 10 years.