News: Travis AFB master sergeant, Jefferson City native, earns 2010 Air Mobility Command NCO of the Year
Story by Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Master Sgt. Tanya Hubbard was named the 2010 Air Mobility Command NCO of the Year during the command’s OAY banquet at Scott AFB, April 1.
Hubbard is the flight chief for the emergency department in the 60th Medical Operations Squadron at Travis AFB, Calif.
According to her award information, she “provided superior leadership in managing six-thousand patient visits.” In addition, while deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response, Hubbard led the “first-ever” Air Force water patient transfer operation, cared for more than 3,000 earthquake victims and relocated 250 critically-injured patients. Additionally, the award information shows, “she developed training scenarios to facilitate integration of the 60th Air Mobility Wing and California disaster response teams.”
Hubbard’s biography shows Hubbard is a native of Jefferson City, Mo., and she joined the Air Force in 1997. Throughout her career, the biography shows she has excelled in positions she has been assigned to.
As a senior airman, Hubbard’s leadership was recognized and she was chosen to lead a women’s health clinic. In 2006, she earned her base medical group’s outstanding medical technician of the year for the Airman category. She deployed as a security escort to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, after the USS Cole was bombed in 2000. “Just one year later, Hubbard was part of the first military medical team to touch down at “ground-zero” after the attack on the Pentagon and World Trade Centers,” the biography states.
In 2008, Hubbard moved to her current assignment at Travis AFB. She filled the flight chief position in the family medicine clinic and is now the flight chief of the emergency department. Since her arrival at Travis AFB, Hubbard has become a key member of the base’s newly-created “Humanitarian Response Team.”
In a March 2011 message from Gen. Raymond E. Johns Jr., AMC commander, he noted the “competition this year was fierce” to determine AMC’s winners.
“All of the candidates demonstrated tremendous leadership and dedication,” Johns said in the message. “Please accept my sincere congratulations to the nominees, and thanks to all the mobility Airmen for making a positive difference around the world and across the entire spectrum of operations.
“Thank you to all of our mobility airmen,” Johns also said in the message. “Your commitment, initiative and leadership are making a difference around the world. Congratulations again to our finalists, and my best wishes for your continued success.”
Hubbard will now compete at Air Force level.
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