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161st ARW welcomes new recruiter

The 161st Air Refueling Wing welcomes new production recruiter Tech. Sgt. Jamie Snider. Sergeant Snider says she's blessed to be offered the recruiter position and feel that she is able to influence the future of the Air National Guard and the high caliber of people we hire. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Deitloff/Released)

The 161st Air Refueling Wing welcomes new production recruiter Tech. Sgt. Jamie Snider. Sergeant Snider says she's blessed to be offered the recruiter position and feel that she is able to influence the future of the Air National Guard and the high caliber of people we hire. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Deitloff/Released)

PHOENIX SKY HARBOR AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- The 161st Air Refueling Wing recently welcomed a new production recruiter.

Tech. Sgt. Jamie Snider first joined the Air Force in May 1995 as an Aerospace Control and Warning Systems Operator. She spent four years at the 729th Air Control Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah as a surveillance operator, interface control technician and electronic protection technician. Sergeant Snider also had a special duty assignment as a sensor data analyst for the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron.

After a four-year tour at Aviano Air Base, Italy, she completed Weapons Director School and applied for an instructor weapons director position with the 107th Air Control Squadron. In 2008, she transferred into the Arizona Air National Guard assigned to the 107 ACS.

"I was blessed to have been offered the recruiter position and feel that we really have an influence in the future of the Air National Guard and the high caliber of people we hire," Sergeant Snider said.

Becoming a member of the Air National Guard and the Air Force is a life-changing experience, said Sergeant Snider.

"(The people we hire) will have values instilled in them that weighs on all aspects of life and contributes to becoming a well-rounded and productive member of the wing and our community," she said.

Sergeant Snider said it is difficult to narrow down the most influential moment in the Air Force. She said she originally joined to travel, but found it to be much more than she expected.

"I never imagined (joining the Air Force) would come to serving my country for 18 years and experiencing the things I have," she said. "Every duty station, deployment, temporary duty, tech school, professional military education, co-worker and mentor have had a permanent effect and influence on me."