Warrior of the Week, April 16-20

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  • By 2nd Lt. Jennifer McGough
  • 99th Medial Operations Squadron
2nd Lt. Jennifer McGough is the Nellis Air Force Base Warrior of the Week. She is a labor and delivery staff nurse for the 99th Medical Operations Squadron.

Time in Air Force: 
One year, six months 

Time at Nellis: 
One year, four months 

Hertford, N.C.

What do you do? 
Labor and delivery nurse and childbirth educator. 

What do you drive, and how does it match your personality? 
I drive a Volkswagen Passat wagon. It's kind of a family car and I am a very family oriented person. I don't have any children to put in it yet, but I hope to someday very soon. 

What's your favorite movie quote/ What movie?
"Do or do not...there is no try." Yoda from "The Empire Strikes Back". I am a big Star Wars fan! 

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? 
I would be able to breathe underwater. I love the ocean but I am deathly afraid to scuba dive! If I could breathe underwater, I could see the ocean in all its beauty. 

If you could be an animal, what animal would you be and why? 
I am the only kind of animal I would ever want to be. 

What's your favorite thing to do in Las Vegas? 
I like all the outdoor things you can do in Las Vegas, so Red Rock and Mt Charleston are fun for hiking. But my favorite thing to do on the strip is to watch the Bellagio fountains. 

What are your favorite pizza toppings? 
Mushrooms and onions. 

What song do you have on your mp3 player that you wouldn't want anyone else to know about? 
The music a person listens to helps define them, so I don't mind anyone knowing the music I listen to, as it is a part of me. 
Editor's Note: Yet, still no answer.

Name one thing your co-workers don't know about you. 
I have an older sister whom I only just met for the first time 10 years ago. 

Who's the greatest music artist to die too soon? 
John Lennon 

What is your favorite song to karaoke? 
For the good of all mankind...I do not do karaoke! 

What would you like to change on/about Nellis? 
I would like a bigger base gym with an indoor pool. 

What stresses you out at your job, and how do you relieve stress? 
The hours that I put into my work and the pace of my job stresses me out sometimes. But when I stop and look at the impact I have on my patient's lives, it helps to relieve the stress that I am feeling. 

In high school, what were you - a dork, jock, or something else?
I definitely fit into the something else category. I think I was more an artsy person. I loved art, dance and I was in the color guard. 

If you were trapped on a deserted island, what would you bring?
My husband 

What is your favorite Air Force uniform and why? 
My favorite uniform is the battle dress uniform. It makes me feel most like a soldier. 

If you could appear on any reality TV show, what would it be and why? 
The Amazing Race. Because you get to travel all over the world and you get the chance to win money.

How do you remember your CAC at the end of the day?
I always put it in my organizer. 

What is your favorite part of your job? 
My favorite part of my job is getting to be a part of that moment when a baby is born. It is a privilege to take part in the most important day of a family's life. 

What is your favorite vacation spot? 
Now that I live far from my family, my favorite vacation spot is my home in North Carolina. 

How do you unwind? 
If I need to unwind, I sleep until 9 a.m., leave my pajamas on, curl up on the couch with my favorite fuzzy blanket, a cup of coffee and my 2 cats and watch a feel-good movie! 

How do you spend quality time with friends and family? 
At the dinner table. 

What is one thing you would recommend to everyone to do while living in southern Nevada. 
Kayak from Hoover Dam to Willow Beach on the Colorado River. 

2nd Lt. Jennifer McGough's supervisor says ...

Lieutenant McGough has been a wonderful asset to the Inpatient Obstetrics Unit. She puts forth 110 percent of her effort into everything she takes on and that truly reflects in the daily nursing care she delivers. She has developed into an outstanding Air Force officer and is the epitome of "Integrity, Service Before Self and Excellence in all we do."