Faces of Utah- U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Jami Pepe

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  • 151st Air Refueling Wing

U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Jami Pepe is a Bioenvironmental Engineer with the 151st Medical Group, Det-1, 151st ARW, and the Utah Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosive, or CBRNE, Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP. Region VIII team.

Pepe advises the Medical Detachment commander on Force Health Protection matters, including food and water safety and occupational and environmental hazards. She joined the Utah Air National Guard for educational benefits and to join with her friends. Pepe has been a member of the 151st ARW for more than seven years.

Regarding the mission and her job, Pepe is one Airman that embodies the Multi-capable Airmen and Agile Combat Employment concept. She intentionally steps out of her comfort zone to connect with other members of this Wing!

“Whether I am a police officer, firefighter, pilot, or medic it does not matter,” said Tech. Sgt. Pepe. “What matters is how our differences allow us to positively contribute to becoming the strongest force possible to accomplish the mission, regardless of our jobs.”

Tech. Sgt. Pepe grew up in Rural Suburban Pennsylvania and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Penn State University. She is also a Wing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council member and the chair of the LGBTQ+ community.

Differences in identity, culture, and background strengthen the Air Force and the missions we accomplish. We have all been through hard things, and change happens whether we want it to or not. We have the choice to bond over learned resiliency.

Pepe displays and actively participates in our joint mission and strengthens our force.

“I love the mission that I am involved with here,” Pepe says. “I love my job in the Utah Air Guard, and I have made lifelong friends, and the military has completely changed my life for the better.”