Staff Sgt. Ryan Atkinson is the 459th ARW Warrior of the Month

  • Published
  • By Lt. Col. Tim Smith
  • 459th Air Refueling Wing

Staff Sgt. Ryan Atkinson, Aviation Resource Manager for the 459th Operations Squadron, is the Warrior of the Month for March 2023. Of his Reserve service, he says, "This is my second stint in the Reserve, and it's the sense of purpose that drew me back in. After nearly eight years of separation, I reenlisted to find the comradery, mentorship and career direction I was missing. The 459th has provided all of those and more. I'm grateful for the opportunities for growth, and know my career and life goals align within, and because, I'm in the Air Force Reserve."