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340th TFG names 'On the Spot Award' winner for April

Salazar earns award.

Master Sgt. Denise Salazar, Undergraduate Flying Training program, was named the 340th Flying Training Group's On the Sport award winner for a second time in April 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Master Sgt. Denise Salazar is a triple threat for the 340th Flying Training Group staff, but it's her uncanny ability to roll with the punches that sets her apart from her peers.

No one duty is the highest priority. Salazar’s remarkable ability to comfortably balance a host of urgent tasks is evident in her every activity.  

In March 2021, Salazar began her new role as the wing career advisor providing retentions, career counseling and officer affiliation bonus services.

Salazar vacated her previous position as the career development division chief but only on paper. With her replacement scheduled to arrive in mid-May, she knew she had a monster-sized task on her hands … performing two roles at the same time.

But wait, a triple threat means three roles, right?

Salazar earned her triple threat badge managing the customer support section. She continues to provide critical oversight, development, and mentor team members.

Salazar's "franchise" player attitude has kept her teams flourishing for months with a calm and collected demeanor. Her leadership and self-accountability breed the kind of responsibility that fosters a culture of greatness. 

The "On the Spot Award" is presented to highlight exceptional performance. Salazar was a textbook example of an awe-inspiring sight when she juggled various duties as wide as a city block. Everybody and their wingmen should strive to emulate the impressive performance that resulted in her being recognized for her contributions to the 340th FTG.

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