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Shark of the Week: Pemberton

Gail Pemberton, 45th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy volunteer, was nominated for Shark of the Week. Pemberton was nominated because she is motivated and has been pivotal in the success of the 45th MDOS physical therapy clinic. To nominate the next Shark of the Week, email 45swpa@us.af.mil to request a form. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt)

Gail Pemberton, 45th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy volunteer, was nominated for Shark of the Week. Pemberton was nominated because she is motivated and has been pivotal in the success of the 45th MDOS physical therapy clinic. To nominate the next Shark of the Week, email 45swpa@us.af.mil to request a form. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Gail Pemberton, 45th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy volunteer, was nominated for Shark of the Week.

Staff Sgt. Jessica Brock, 45th MDOS physical therapy technician, and Tech. Sgt. Michelle Wright, 45th MDOS physical therapy technician, nominated Pemberton because the duo said she is motivated and has been pivotal in the success of the physical therapy clinic.

Brock said Pemberton takes care of scheduling patients and provides much relief to the office during very busy days, meanwhile working through man power constraints. 

"She also completes other necessary, yet, time consuming administrative work," Brock said.

Pemberton has been serving as a volunteer for over 19 years, according to Brock, and said she does so with the best attitude and brings a certain joy into the clinic.

"She garners an environment of positivity and success," Brock said. "Her continuous support makes it possible for the physical therapy staff to focus on other items of business ... And, through her hard work; the mission is able to get accomplished with greater ease for the rest of the staff.

"She truly demonstrates what it means to be part of this great Air Force family and more specifically, a Shark, at Patrick Air Force Base," Brock said.

Name: Gail Pemberton
Duty Title: 45th Medical Operations Squadron
Time in service: Over 19 years
Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia
Hobbies/Interests: Snorkeling and golf
Motto: Do unto others
Why do you serve: I really enjoy working with people. Since I had such good treatment while my spouse was in the military, I feel this is the way I can give back.
How do you support the mission: Calling patients weekly for appointment reminders, scheduling patients, answering phones, purging inactive files and filling in whenever needed.