by Staff Sgt. Brittany Liddon
6th Air Mobility Wing public affairs
5/4/2015 - MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- In
February, the office of the Air Force Surgeon General released the Air
Force Medical Service 2014 annual award winners, and one of MacDill's
own was on the list: Senior Airman Aaron Prevost, 6th Medical Operations
Squadron ophthalmology technician.
Prevost, a Fort Worth, Texas native, won the Air Force Ophthalmic Airman of the Year.
"My reaction when I found out that I had won was a sense of
gratefulness," explained Prevost. "I appreciated that good people took
their time and talents to help make sure that I was recognized."
Over the rating period, Prevost won senior airman below-the-zone, was
involved in 503 invasive procedures, was awarded his Community College
of the Air Force degree, and oversaw $998,000 in equipment accounts.
From screening patients to performing surgical assistance, Prevost
enjoys helping at work, and appreciates that his leadership took the
time to recognize him for his work ethic.
"Many people have been and continue to be supportive and for that I
would like to let them know it is appreciated," expressed Prevost.
Several members of the 6th Medical Group leadership helped write Prevost's package.
"It feels very rewarding to have my Airman recognized. He is one of the
most humble, giving and genuine people you could come in contact with
and to have him be acknowledged for his hard work is amazing," said
Staff Sgt. Shaquonique Jones, 6th Medical Group NCO in charge
Exceptional Family Member Program. "I've never come across anyone like
him. He makes the team and I proud on a daily basis!"
Col Michelin Joplin, 6th MDOS commander, concurs with Jones
"Prevost demonstrates the epitome of Airmanship," stated Joplin. "He's
always willing to lend a hand and has a strong work ethic. He does
everything with a smile."