The “Team Hill Frontlines" series is a recurring feature that puts the spotlight on some of the civilian and military Airmen on the "frontlines" supporting our mission, people and families during the COVID-19 crisis.
Derek McDermeit works for Defense Logistics Agency Ogden where he conducts inventory code inspections and helps evaluate and maintain the stock readiness of every Shop Service Center. He is from Brigham, Utah, and his hobbies include hunting, riding four-wheelers, and camping.
Derek’s experience working on the COVID-19 frontlines:
"Performing my job during the corona pandemic has been a difficult challenge to say the least. My approach to completing the mission while ensuring the safety of my customers and coworkers includes an isolated execution of my duties to minimize exposure. I utilize rubber gloves in addition to the other PPE to reduce any contamination on the equipment I use every day. Regardless of the restrictions, my workload potentially carries me to every Shop Service Center on base and presents an opportunity to catch and spread anything I’m exposed to throughout the day, so meticulous care is a necessity. During these strenuous times it’s important for all of us to work together to keep each other safe, and it helps to carry a positive attitude as we do!”
Derek, Team Hill thanks you for your service! We appreciate you!
Editor's note: The original story can be viewed on the Hill Air Force Base website.