Gordon honored for chaplain service

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 17, 2010

Staff Sgt. Tomeka Gordon is this week’s 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Warrior of the Week.

She is a chaplain’s assistant assigned to the 455th AEW Chaplaincy Corps.

An Andalusia native, Sgt. Gordon is deployed from the 81st Training Wing, Kessler Air Force Base, Miss.

As a religious support team member at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Sgt. Gordon supports the religious diversity of more than 300 hospital staff members and a monthly average of more than 6,000 patients.

She support various Wounded Warrior projects at the medical facility and also assists with patient transfer to and from aeromedical evacuation flights daily.

Sgt. Gordon provides spiritual guidance in a high stress area of Bagram Airfield.

Her supervisor nominated Sgt. Gordon because she is an outstanding supporter of the wounded warriors and the Craig Join Theater Hospital staff.

She is always willing to help when they need extra support in the emergency room.

Working in the hospital can be very difficult.

She has had to support needs outside of her career field to include guarding inpatient enemy patients, aeromedical evacuation skills, patient care and trauma response.

Sgt. Gordon is always willing to support the hospital staff in any way possible with a smile on her face and a helping hand to lend.