News From Wesco



Six years ago we wrote about the decision made by Brianna Lozano, daughter of Wesco’s Karen Zukarfein, to enter the U.S. Air Force.  How time flies! We were so proud of her then and even prouder now that she has completed a six year stint with the Air Force – including two years in Turkey. Brianna is, without doubt or hesitation, the positive answer to the age old question, “What is happening to today’s youth?”

Welcome home Brianna!!
Brianna in 2010

Brianna in 2010

Brianna entered the Air Force’s Basic Military Training on December 14, 2010 and graduated basic training on February 11, 2011. She began Phase 1 of Surgical Tech training at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX and continued with Phase 2 training at Travis AFB, California, gaining much hands-on experience in the operating room. Brianna returned to San Antonio to complete Phase 3 training, specializing in becoming an orthopedic technician. She graduated 2nd in her class and was assigned to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, where she performed various Orthopedic specialty duties at Wilford Hall and Brook Army Medical Center.


Brianna in 2016

Brianna in 2016

Since March 2015 she has been assigned Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, managing the Surgical Specialty Clinic. She recently returned home and is excited to resume civilian life in FL.
Her list of accomplishments/awards include:
  • Orthopedic Specialty Course Honor Graduate
  • Airman of the quarter Jan to March 2012
  • Airman of the quarter July to September 2013
  • Surgical services airman of the year 2014 for Air Education and Training Command
  • Non Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for July to September 2016, 39th Air Base Wing (Incirlik Air Base, Turkey)
  • Non Commissioned Officer of the Year 2016, 39th Medical Group
  • United States Air Forces in Europe Surgical  Services NCO of the Year 2016
  • United States Air Force Surgical Services NCO of the Year 2016
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal


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