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Laughlin XLer: Airman 1st Class Karen Reyes

Airman 1st Class Karen Reyes, 47th Security Forces Squadron patrolman (front center), accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Thomas Shank, 47th Flying Training Wing commander (front left), and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief (front right), on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 19, 2017. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Airman 1st Class Karen Reyes, 47th Security Forces Squadron patrolman (front center), accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Thomas Shank, 47th Flying Training Wing commander (front left), and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief (front right), on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 19, 2017. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja)

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Unit and job title: 47th Security Forces Squadron patrolman

Why she XLed: After completing mediator training, Reyes acted to de-escalate a domestic violence incident, preventing further injury. Reyes maintained the best dorm room out of 94 Airmen, earning her the room of the quarter for her group. She is a certified military working dog decoy trainer after completing a six-phase course, bolstering Laughlin’s K-9 capabilities and training. Reyes, coined by her security forces manager, completed four post briefings and guardmount trainings. Lastly, Reyes passed two defense language proficiency tests, earning a Spanish speaker proficiency rating, opening future opportunities for a translator special duty or deployment.