Voices of the VaANG: Staff Sgt. Molly Carrington

  • Published
  • By Tech. Sgt. Lucretia Cunningham
  • 192nd Wing

“My mom asks me all the time if I’m scared, but this is my job and I signed up to do this. There is no greater honor to me than to be doing what I’m doing right now. I just feel so humbled, so much pride and honor, and I’m making my family proud. So, I don’t feel scared; it’s my job, my duty.

I feel very blessed the Guard has given me so many opportunities. I’ve met so many different people, have done so many cool things, and I feel like doing my job on the front lines is how I give back.

It’s such an honor to be serving my country full-time; that’s what we’re doing and I really enjoy it. I’ve been on active duty orders before, and every time I come on, I kind of love it because I am getting to do my job.

I’m not medical in my civilian life. I’m in school full-time to get a communications degree even though I should’ve picked something related to medical. I really do love being in medical, but sometimes it’s difficult.

I have a G.I. Bill because of all the active time I’ve already done. Hopefully, with this active duty time, I can add on to my education benefits and keep going to school for nursing or something else in the field.

Our mission in CERFP is so cool. We’re a CBRNE response team, we get to do cool stuff like this; we’re actively helping our country right now.

I love doing my job, and I feel honored to serve this country; it really makes me feel proud of myself and proud of what I’m doing.

We’re here to help and protect people and to make sure this virus does not spread any further than it already has. And, as a result, it’ll help the state to reopen and the economy — things like that.” — Staff Sgt. Molly Carrington, 192nd Medical Group Detachment 1 medical technician

CERFP: CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package
CBRNE: chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive disasters