Bulldog in Action: Tech. Sgt. Amanda Roen

Tech. Sgt. Amanda Roen, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. poses for a photo, Nov. 15, 2015.  Roen is currently a registered nurse with Essentia Health and plans to attend further schooling to become a nurse practitioner.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amie Muller)

Tech. Sgt. Amanda Roen, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. poses for a photo, Nov. 15, 2015. Roen is currently a registered nurse with Essentia Health and plans to attend further schooling to become a nurse practitioner. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amie Muller)

DULUTH, Minn. -- Rank and Name:  Tech. Sgt. Amanda Roen

Duty Title: NCOIC Immunization Room Aerospace Medical Technician

Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota

Why is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  I have always been a person who loves a challenge and for me, enlisting into the military was a challenge I wanted to accomplish.

What military moment or accomplishment are you most proud of?  My proudest military accomplishment would be becoming an EMT.

What is the favorite part of your job?  I love interacting with people and I love making a difference in other people's lives.

What inspires you?  My parents inspire me to be the best I can be. I also never want to let anyone down which helps me to excel at my job.

What are your future goals?  I am currently a registered nurse at Essentia Health but I plan on attending school to become a nurse practitioner.

What is your favorite part of being a member of the 148th Fighter Wing?  Being part of a big family...I love being a part of the wing.