by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman
12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs
8/6/2015 - DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, Ariz. -- Senior
Airman Kyle Streets, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) personnel
security manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, July 27,
Streets was born into a military lifestyle and by the time he graduated
high school he already knew that he wanted to continue in his parents'
"Being an Army brat I knew how well the United States military takes
care of their personnel and all of the opportunities that it could
afford me in the future," said Streets. "I especially loved how the Air
Force treats its members; for me there was no second option."
Since his enlistment three years ago, Streets has been working in the administration career field.
"Currently I coordinate personnel security issues with Defense
Intelligence Agency, Headquarters USAF, Headquarters Air Combat Command,
U.S. Southern Command, as well as the Air Force Adjudication Facility
to monitor the status of over 1,300 sensitive information billets for
12th AF (AFSOUTH) and base-wide personnel," said Streets. "Without my
job, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) wouldn't be able to handle the classified
material needed to complete their day-to-day missions."
Street's supervisor believes that he is a model Airman who others should strive to emulate.
"Airman Streets is a great asset to the 12th AF (AFSOUTH) team," said
Staff Sgt. Alicia Ekstrom, non-commissioned officer in charge of
personnel security. "He is responsible for helping me manage the second
largest personnel security section in ACC."
"He has done so much as an Airman 1st Class and developed so many
amazing skills that I believe he is the standard that his peers should
strive for. I nominated him for this opportunity to show him how much
his work is appreciated," said Ekstrom.
From the age of six, Streets has dreamed of flying. Joining the Air Force is the first step to seeing his dreams come true.
"I've always wanted to be a pilot," said Streets. "When I was six my
uncle taxied me around the hangar in his Cessna for my birthday, from
then I knew I wanted to be in the sky. "I'm honored that I have the
privilege of being called an American Airman. The Air Force provides so
many opportunities for me to make my dreams come true."
By continuing his education, Streets plans on making his dreams of becoming a pilot come true.
"In five years, I see myself graduated from school with my bachelors and
on my way to either Officer Training School or headed to Flight
School," said Streets. "Not everybody gets to follow their dream in
life, but I have the opportunity to make it happen thanks to the Air
With his plan already laid out, there is nothing holding Streets back from reaching his personal and professional goals.
"I fully expect to see Airman Streets follow his dreams of becoming an
officer and a pilot," Ekstrom said. "I see him following his dreams and
making the Air Force a career.
Warfighter of the Week is an opportunity for the Airmen throughout 12th
AF (AFSOUTH) to share their story. The Warfighter of the Week initiative
aligns with the 12th AF (AFSOUTH) commander's priority of creating a
work environment where someone knows you both professionally and
personally. These outstanding Airmen are selected by their directors
based on their contributions to the Air Force's mission.