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Laughlin XLer: A1C Maritza Caldera

Airman 1st Class Maritza Caldera, center, 47th Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Thomas Shank, right, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Teresa Clapper, left, 47th FTW command chief, here, Feb. 17, 2016. 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 by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

Airman 1st Class Maritza Caldera, center, 47th Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Thomas Shank, right, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Teresa Clapper, left, 47th FTW command chief, here, Feb. 17, 2016. 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 by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

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Unit and job title: 47th Medical Operations Squadron, mental health technician

Why she XLed: Caldera managed 100 visits across three providers and four technicians with a cost of $5,000, and was vital to the patients’ satisfaction. She was the peer review monitor for the mental health clinic who audited 156 charts by identifying 371 errors and fixed three months of backlog. Caldera also volunteered with Laughlin’s Chilly 5K and helped raise $3,900 for an abused and neglected human services program.