27 Jun '17, 11pm

Airman of the Year saves lives, prepares new airmen for service

Saving one person’s life usually is enough to establish someone as a hero. Tech. Sgt. Megan Harper saved two lives in a single evening. Harper is Air Force Times’ 2017 Airman of the Year due to her nearly 15 years of service excellence — from the battlefields of Iraq as a security forces airman, to her devotion to producing outstanding young airmen as a Military Training Instructor, to serving her community and saving lives at home. Harper’s flight commander, Maj. Christopher Sweeney, said her passion and enthusiasm have made her respected by all as she trains and inspires her basic trainees. She leads from the front, with compassion, and doesn’t hesitate to do as much as she asks of her trainees. “She’s an instructor who’s going to get out there and do it with you,” Sweeney said. “If it’s time to get down and do some push-ups, she’s going to get down and do them with you....

Full article: https://www.airforcetimes.com/articles/airman-of-the-year...

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