Warrior of the Week: Edward Myer

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Edward Myers, 71st Mission Support Squadron, was nominated as Warrior of the Week because his "dedication to the Air Force mission is very apparent through his 'can-do' attitude. His daily hard work ensures each and every one of his customers receive top-notch guidance and support," according to Capt. Courtney Colby, military personnel flight commander.
As retirement and separations technician, Mr. Myer "expeditiously processed nine voluntary separation pay applications, putting Vance first in the door at the Air Force Personnel Center for the latest Force Shaping initiative," Capt. Colby said. "He also led Vance to No. 1 status in the Air Force for perfect Defense Department Form 214 processing, the sole base with zero discrepancies."
A native of San Francisco, Mr. Myer retired from the Navy in 1993, after 30 years of service as a cryptology technician. He then started his own business, growing it from zero to grossing more than a million dollars in sales annually.
Mr. Myer sold his business and moved to Enid four years ago to join his wife Karin, a financial analyst with the 71st Comptroller Squadron. She relocated to Vance under priority placement when her previous facility, Concord Naval Weapons Station, Calif., was closed by the Base Realignment and Closure program.
Parents of a son and a daughter, the Myers enjoy spending time with their five grandchildren who live in Oklahoma City.
Mr. Myer is also active with the local Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star, as well as the Shriners Hospital Clinic for Crippled Children in Oklahoma City.
He said his goal is to take his wife on the Alaskan cruise she wants for being married to him for 40 years, an anniversary they will celebrate May 6, 2007.