Malmstrom Airman Spotlight: SrA Abigail Hebert

  • Published
  • By Senior Airman Tristan Day
  • 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
Senior Airman Abigail Hebert: "Contracting, this is Airman Hebert, how can I help you?

"I grew up in a small town in Massachusetts called Orange. I started toying with the idea a few years ago of joining the Air Force. Just threw out some feelers to my family, and I said, 'If I don't go now, I'm never going to go, so get me whatever job you can, and ship me out.'

"As far as contracting goes, any type of item, service, construction, anything like that, that a squadron, group, whatever wants to buy, has to come through contracting in some way, shape or form. I'm in services and commodities so we have a contract through C-E that does all of our vehicle barrier maintenance. So whenever the barriers go down and the gates close - that's our contractor coming out there to do our preventative maintenance on those.

"It seems like we play a small role, but we purchase the items that the squadrons require to actually go out there and do the mission. Without contracting, it would be difficult.

"Outside of uniform, I really enjoy running. I have a dog, she's a big ball of energy, she takes up a lot of my time, so I take her for runs. And my husband and I, we race cars.

"My husband, Cody, is in the 341st Civil Engineering Squadron. Six months ago was when Cody was deployed, and we were just kind of talking and he was like, 'Well, why don't you get your own car? You're never going to know unless you try, and I feel like you'd be more comfortable if you had your own thing, your own thing to work on, you know. Your own thing to have goals for, and see progression, and just be able to make it your own.' And I was like, 'O-K, cool.'

"And then, this year, I actually purchased my own race car. I own a 1998 Acura Integra G-S-R. I've never really done anything like it before, ever. I know that Cody was always into cars, and I would always go with him to everything, but it was never... it was always his thing.

"Then recently, within the last couple years, I kind of got more into it, and kind of wanted my own thing. And so now, with racing, I enjoy... I mean, going fast is fun. But also, I really like it, I think because it's more technical. And for me, it's not beating other people, but it's being able to see progression in myself."