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Prairie Vigilance - 2nd Lt Veronica Dodds, Aircraft Maintenance Unit Assistant Officer In Charge

2nd Lt Dodds stands on the flightline in front of a backdrop of B-52s

2nd Lt. Veronica Dodds is an Aircraft Maintenance Unit Assistant Officer In Charge at Minot Air Force Base on Oct. 16, 2020. She relays information from maintainers on the flight line to her commanders, which will then go to the base commander, Col. Walters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb J. Kimmell)

2nd Lt Dodds stands on the flightline in front of a backdrop of B-52s

2nd Lt. Veronica Dodds is an Aircraft Maintenance Unit Assistant Officer In Charge at Minot Air Force Base on Oct. 16, 2020. She relays information from maintainers on the flight line to her commanders, which will then go to the base commander, Col. Walters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb J. Kimmell)

2nd Lt Dodds stands on the flightline in front of a backdrop of B-52s

2nd Lt. Veronica Dodds is an Aircraft Maintenance Unit Assistant Officer In Charge at Minot Air Force Base on Oct. 16, 2020. She relays information from maintainers on the flight line to her commanders, which will then go to the base commander, Col. Walters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb J. Kimmell)

2nd Lt Dodds stands on the flightline in front of a backdrop of B-52s

2nd Lt. Veronica Dodds is an Aircraft Maintenance Unit Assistant Officer In Charge at Minot Air Force Base on Oct. 16, 2020. She relays information from maintainers on the flight line to her commanders, which will then go to the base commander, Col. Walters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb J. Kimmell)

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --

2nd Lt. Veronica Dodds is an Aircraft Maintenance Unit Assistant Officer In Charge.

She relays information from maintainers on the flight line to her commanders, which will then go to the base commander, Col. Walters. She has in person, face to face communication with the Airmen who are working around the clock to ensure the mission is complete. If any issues should arise, Dodds is there to offer advice and document everything that happens on or around a B-52.

“Maintainers get it done. They work through the cold, long hours. That’s their mission”, says Dodds. “I feel responsible for the Airmen out there.” She describes her job as humbling. Her favorite part of her position is seeing the B-52 take off at the end of the day, knowing that she helped her maintenance Airmen get the job done.

Before she joined the Air Force and Team Minot, she was a tennis player. After playing in a junior league in high school, she joined the Air Force Academy team and continued to play. In her final year at the Academy she made the switch to playing rugby. When Dodds isn’t on the flight line or briefing her commanders, she spends her spare time getting back into playing tennis again and helps teach children how to play as well.