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Weasel of the Week | Twylynn Stokes

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  • By Senior Airman Dallin Wrye
  • 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Weasel of the Week series asks Team Shaw to share their likes, dislikes, Air Force spirit and personalities. We sat down with Twylynn Stokes, 20th Contracting Squadron COPPER CAP intern contract specialist, to get to know her and her job. Stokes adheres to Federal Acquisition Requirements to procure off-the-shelf materials from commercial sources, solicits offers and monitors the contract performance. She plans on completing her COPPER CAP intern program and becoming a contracting officer.

Where are you from?
Barnwell, South Carolina.

Why did you decide to work with the Air Force?
I come from a military family and the military has provided my family so many opportunities for generations. When I graduated from college, I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself and work for the organization that afforded my family so many opportunities.

How long have you been at Shaw?
1 year.

What is your favorite part of South Carolina?
Charleston, S.C. – The food, the hospitality and the beaches.

What is your favorite part of your hometown?
The boiled peanut stand right outside of town.

How would you describe a normal day for you?
A normal day would be to wake up at 5:45am, read the news, eat breakfast and get ready for the workday. I always try to start the day with positive affirmations and a list of things to accomplish.

What is your favorite sport? Team?
Favorite Sport: Formula 1 Racing – Lewis Hamilton is my favorite driver.

What is one word that describes how you lead?

What is one Air Force resource you found that is incredibly beneficial?
Civilian access to training programs for professional growth and development such as Emerging Leaders.

What does your outlook mailbox look like?
Organized with a specific folder for everything. This helps me with my list of things to accomplish for the day.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
I wish people knew about the cool stuff we get to buy and how it helps the warfighter.

What is your least favorite task and how do you make sure you get it done?
My least favorite task is completing justification & approval forms. When completing these forms I always focus on the facts and providing as much technical information as possible.

What is your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of the job is getting new requirement packages to begin the award process. My job affords me the opportunity to learn and work on something new every day.

What would you like to say to the people back home?
To the people back home I would like to say never give up or think you are not good enough or smart enough because of where you come from. Being from a small town provides you with a type of humility and appreciation that cannot be gained anywhere else.