Athletes train their entire lives for a chance to move onto the next level to compete. Each step becomes increasingly more difficult. Football players strive to play in the Superbowl, while hockey players dream of showcasing their talents in the Stanley Cup Finals. This is sports; where a life of hard work can lead to one pivotal moment. Tech. Sgt. Jacob Linsenbigler, a public health technician and non-commissioned officer in charge of communicable disease assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, used these examples to explain what the COVID-19 pandemic means to his career field.
Linsenbigler, or LB if you work close with him, is 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build and blond hair. He’s quick with the jokes and always has the others around him smiling. “At the end of the day, it’s just about comfort level,” said LB. “Regardless of what rank you are, you want a good team environment. Of course, there are times when you need to be professional, but we all want to be treated like people. It goes a long way when you want to get results out of others.”