AFRC logistics readiness leader visits Alamo Wing units

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  • By Senior Airman Bryan Swink
  • 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Col. Barbara Ortiz, Air Force Reserve Command Logistics Readiness Division chief, met with Airmen and leadership of the 433rd Logistics Readiness Squadron and 74th and 26th Aerial Port Squadrons for a tour and discussion of the units May 6.

Col. Ortiz, who serves as the career field manager for all AFRC LRS and APS units, visited here to visit with Airmen, gain a better understanding of the wing's mission, and to help address any questions or concerns the leadership may have.

“I really enjoy these types of visits where I get out from behind the desk and get the opportunity to interact with the Citizen Airmen who are doing incredible things for our Air Force,” said Col. Ortiz. “This allows me to see the accomplishments of our units, hear about any struggles they may be facing, and find out how we can better serve them at AFRC.”

Col. Ortiz began her visit by meeting with 433rd LRS leadership and touring a few of the shops located across the installation before heading to the Kelly Field Annex to meet with both aerial port squadrons.

“This was a great opportunity to get a chance to have a face-to-face with our career field manager at the AFSC level,” said Maj. Coleen Barnett, 433rd LRS commander. “When visits like this occur, it’s important we relay both our successes and challenges so the command can continue to make decisions that are in the best interest of our mission.”