Getting to know you: Staff Sgt. Nancy King

Getting to know you: Staff Sgt. Nancy King (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Claude Lazzara)

Getting to know you: Staff Sgt. Nancy King (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Claude Lazzara)

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
This week our Getting to Know You feature highlights Staff Sgt. Nancy King, 78th Air Base Wing Command Post senior emergency action controller.

Time in service: 5 years
Hometown: Hermiston, Ore.

What does your work involve at Robins? "Relaying time-critical information to the required base agencies, leadership, mission partners and higher headquarters."

What do you enjoy most about your work? "Staying informed on the current events that happen not only at Robins but throughout the Air Force."

How does your work contribute to the Robins mission? "We monitor flying, track distinguished visitors and large events like Open Skies arrivals. We also notify leadership and base agencies of any emergencies or issues that occur on base or with base resources. The command post directly supports all five major commands, four wings and 37 tenant units."

What prompted your interest in your current career field? "I was applying to cross-train and the Command Post mission seemed very interesting."

Who has been the biggest influence in your life? "My husband. Through all of life's ups and downs I can always count on him to be by my side while giving me his honest opinion."

What's the accomplishment of which you're most proud? "Graduating from the Security Forces Academy with my original team."

What is something people would be surprised to know about you? "I studied criminal justice before joining the Air Force. Despite my recruiter's efforts, I would not be talked out of enlisting into security forces."