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Weasel of the Week | Staff Sergeant Brianna Edwards

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  • By Senior Airman Dallin Wrye
  • Senior Airman Dallin Wrye

The Weasel of the Week series asks Team Shaw to share their experiences, Air Force spirit and personalities. We sat down with Staff Sergeant Brianna Edwards, 20th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron records and reception noncommissioned officer in charge, to get to know her and her job. Edwards schedules Air Force Dental Readiness Assurance Program appointments for Team Shaw. She is on track to complete her Certified Nurse Assistant degree this July and is working towards becoming a registered nurse.

Where are you from?
I’m from Long Island, New York.

Why did you decide to join the Air Force?
I decided to join the Air Force for education and to apply to the nurse enlisted commissioning program.

How long have you been at Shaw?
I have been at Shaw for two years.

What is one Air Force resource you found that is incredibly beneficial?
The most beneficial resource to me has been family child care. It helped me a lot during COVID.

What is your favorite part of South Carolina?
My favorite part about South Carolina is going to all the little towns and finding hidden gems.

What is your favorite part of your hometown?
My favorite part of my hometown is New York pizza.

How would you describe a normal day for you?
I run the front desk, but I am always willing to be versatile and jump into patient care.

What is one word that describes how you lead?
Empathetic. I would never ask my Airmen to do anything that I wouldn’t do. I always put myself in their shoes to try and understand where they are coming from.

What is your favorite sport? Team?
My favorite sport to play is volleyball and my favorite sports team is the Yankees.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
I wish people knew that teeth cleanings don’t actually hurt, you just need to floss better.

What is your least favorite part of your job? How do you make sure it gets done?
My least favorite part of my job is being on-call. I know it is vital to the mission so I make sure to plan ahead and wake up early to make sure I’m ready.

What is your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of my job is helping patients understand how important oral health is and providing them with the best healthcare.

What would you like to say to the people back home?
I would like to say that their support is what gives me motivation to chase my career goals. Although I don’t see you every day, you are all a part of my daily life.