Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Laufer, chaplain assistant with the 42nd Air
Base Wing, was named one of 12 outstanding airmen of the year by the Air
Force Association at a Sept. 14 ceremony at the National Harbor in Oxon
Hill, Md. Laufer was recently deployed to the Kirkuk Air Base in Iraq
and had the role of combat spiritual leader, working with the medical
staff and injured service members. During her four-month deployment
Laufer also led the first joint service visit to a nearby mosque.