SMSgt Erin Esquer serves as the First Sergeant for the 74th Aerial Port Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Lackland, Texas. SGMSgt Esquer is the advisor to the Commander, providing guidance for all enlisted matters concerning morale, fitness, and the welfare of unit members.

SGMSgt Esquer entered the Air Force in November 2007 and graduated from the Health Services Management Apprentice Course at Shephard Air Force Base Texas in March 2008. She deployed in support of ENDURING FREEDOM as Duty Controller with the 775th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation flight (EAEF) as well as the 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (EAES). She also deployed as a First Sergeant for the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron (ELRS). Prior to her current position as First Sergeant, SMSgt Esquer was a Health Services Management Craftsman (4A071) for the 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Travis AFB, CA.

SMSgt Esquer also serves the United States Air Force as a civilian for the 349th Air Mobility Wing, working as the Wing Exercise Program Manager for the Inspector General Inspections team at Travis AFB, CA.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Veteran Voices Local Television Show on Facebook

Shauna’s latest book: Warrior: How to Support Those Who Protect Us

Duane’s latest book: Military in the Rear View Mirror: Mental Health and Wellness in Post-Military Life

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Duane France

Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.