Trusted Care Hero: Senior Airman Morgan Davis

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  • By Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez
  • 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Senior Airman Morgan Davis, an Aerospace and Operational Physiology technician with the 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, was recognized by the U.S. Air Force Medical Service as the Trusted Care Hero at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 6, 2020.

The AFMS, based out of the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, highlights medics around the Air Force who excel at their respective career field on their Facebook Page, every week.

Days prior to conducting an emergency egress training for new T-1 student pilots, Davis identified a critical limiting factor – there were not enough instructors to complete the training. She ensured another qualified instructor was available in time for the emergency egress training, seamlessly instructing all students safely and on time.

“With the student pilots having a tight schedule, getting their wings depends on how well we stick to the training plan,” she said. “That’s why it’s so important to have the personnel we need when we do trainings – to get pilots trained up and get our mission done.”

After the AFMS official Facebook page recognized Davis as the Trusted Care Hero of the week, she received positive comments on the post by praising her and her work ethic.

“It was shocking because every day we do our job and it seemed normal, I wouldn’t go out of my way to get recognition. We have problems come-up and it’s our job to solve it.”

Tech. Sgt. Abel Pelayo Ruelas, 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron flight chief of Aerospace and Operational Physiology, is fairly new to the unit but was impressed by Davis’ work ethic and self-motivation from day-one.

“I honestly wasn’t surprised because of her performance at work,” said Pelayo Ruelas. “What she does for the community and the base, I was excited and really happy for her.”

Davis, a native of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, volunteers her free time as an adoption counselor for the Animal Advocacy and Rescue Coalition when she’s not helping train the next generation of pilots.

“I’m an animal lover at heart and seeing them get a permanent home where they can be loved makes me feel like I’m making a change,” she said. “If I’m not at the office teaching, I’m doing everything I can to help the community in some way.”

Davis, who has a direct impact on training future combat aviators, says her favorite part about her job is seeing growth in students as they transform into well-equipped leaders ready to move into the next step of their piloting careers.

“We train them in the first week of pilot training when they transition to either T-1’s or T-38’s and get to see them during the graduation tours when they get to bring their families,” she said. “I’m happy I get to play an important part in a pilot’s career.”