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Square D Spotlight: Linda Brady

Linda Brady, 100th Force Support Squadron food service worker, prepares to serve food to customers at the Gateway Dining Facility June 29, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Brady was selected for the Square D Spotlight for exhibiting the Air Force Core Value, Service Before Self. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere/Released)

Linda Brady, 100th Force Support Squadron food service worker, prepares to serve food to customers at the Gateway Dining Facility June 29, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Brady was selected for the Square D Spotlight for exhibiting the Air Force Core Value, Service Before Self. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere/Released)

RAF MILDENHALL, England --

Name and Rank: Linda Brady, Ministry of Defence civilian

Unit: 100th Force Support Squadron

Duty Title: Food Service Worker, Gateway Dining Facility

Time at Mildenhall: 20 years

Hometown: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Hobbies: Yoga, music, reading, growing spices and herbs, plants, outdoor life
Core Value Portrayed: Service Before Self

Why is serving alongside the Air Force important to you?
When I was younger I wanted to be an air hostess. My family was all military, so having a job on base and working with the U.S. Air Force seemed like a lifelong dream.

What accomplishment are you most proud of since working alongside the U.S. Air Force?
My time serving and working with the food service team here at RAF Mildenhall makes me proud. We’ve won a lot of awards, and being part of the Best Food Service Program in U.S. Air Forces in Europe for 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 has to be the icing on the cake.

What are your personal and/or professional goals?
My personal goal is to continue working my two jobs and save enough money to redecorate and pay off my home. I want to be able to say I did it, and I did it all by myself.

What is the favorite part of your job?
I enjoy working as a cashier, on the serving line, and being able to interact with customers – that’s very important to me. I see a lot of the same Airmen come through, and I can tell when one is not having the best of days. Talking to them just might help make the rest of their day better.

How does the individual portray that core value?
"Linda Brady has exemplified the core value of Service Before Self,” said Master Sgt. Bruce Nicaise, 100th FSS food service section chief. “Since my arrival at the DFAC in August 2014, Linda is always working hard, going above and beyond and looking out for the team.

“For the past six months, the dining facility has been short-staffed and Ms. Brady is constantly pitching in and helping the military out, especially on the weekends. It’s this can-do attitude, hard work and dedication that gets the mission done each and every day,” said Nicaise.