Prairie Vigilance - A1C Vanessa Alvarez, Food Assistant Specialist
By Airman 1st Class Caleb S. Kimmell, 5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 16, 2020
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
A1C Vanessa Alvarez is an assistant food specialist in the 5th Force Support Squadron. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Alvarez moved to Minot with her husband and two year old daughter eight months ago.
She is currently participating in the Prairie Vigilance exercise by assisting in the Alert Diner on the flight line. There she cooks meals for maintainers and security forces Airmen who are working around the clock to ensure Team Minot can stay mission ready.
Her favorite part of her job is connecting with other Airmen. “It’s the camaraderie,” said Alvarez. “Growing a relationship not only with my coworkers, but also the Airmen who come in for a warm meal.” She takes pride in her work and says she is pleased to be a part of Team Minot.