Super Saber Performer
By Staff Reports, 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 06, 2014
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany- --
Rank / Name: Staff Sgt. Ulices G. Pereira-Velasco
Unit: 52nd Dental Squadron
Duty title: NCOIC, Dental Logistics
Hometown: Ephrata, Wash.
Years in Service: 10 years
Why joined: I joined the Air Force in a time when I needed guidance and structure in my life. I wanted to have a career that made a difference in other people's lives. I thought the Air Force would encourage me to expand my horizons and test my limits both physically and mentally.
Family: Happily married
Hobbies: Weightlifting, painting, and character design
Favorite aspect of job: Working with many aspects of logistics, tracking orders, projecting the budget for both supply and TDYs for our unit.
Most memorable Air Force experience: Getting promoted to Senior Airman Below-The-Zone, receiving my bachelor's degree and getting orders to Germany. I have loved my experience here, both professionally and personally. I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel and visit countries that I never in my wildest dreams would have visited had I not joined the Air Force.
How do you make responsible choices: I surround myself with positive individuals and people who inspire me to be a better leader and Airman.