Mission Monday: Air Force Entertainment

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday! Godfery Smith is a technical director for Air Force Entertainment at the Air Force Services Center here.

He is responsible for maintaining, operating and advising Air Force Entertainment on all technical aspects for producing concerts and variety shows offered to Air Force and Space Force installations throughout the continental United States.

Here’s a little more about Smith and how his work contributes to the lethality and readiness of the Department of the Air Force:

What do you love about your job? 
Working with the Air Force Entertainment team and the various personnel I encounter at all of the installations we support.

When it comes to your job, what keeps you motivated? 
Seeing the smiles from Airmen and Guardians that attend any of the entertainment tours we send out.

Why are you and your team important to the Air Force enterprise/your customers? 
I believe we are important to the Air Force enterprise because we focus on the morale and mental welfare of the Airman, Guardians and their families.

Describe a project/event you and your team worked on recently that gave you a great sense of accomplishment: 
Recently we successfully completed our Fall Festival Concert Series where we brought three bands to Tyndall AFB and Patrick SFB, Florida; and Moody and Robins AFBs, Georgia. We set up and tore down a complete concert production from the stage to sound and lights for thousands of Airmen, Guardians and their families. This fostered a great sense of accomplishment for me and the Air Force Entertainment team because this was the final of 17 concert series for the year.

How do you see yourself fitting in to AFIMSC strategic priorities? 
I feel like we strengthen Airmen, Guardians and families because we allow them to experience a stress-free time where they not only get to spend time together listening and dancing to great music but also they get a chance to forget about the struggles and difficulty that may come with their jobs or situations that life will bring. It feels good to be able to bring a little happiness and enjoyment to the life of our amazing Airmen and Guardians.

Is there anything else you’d like to add which might help people understand the importance of what you do for the Air Force? 
As technical director for Air Force Entertainment, I get the opportunity to provide our project officers from each installation with high-quality events that bring families and Air and Space Forces personnel together. I get to make sure that technically every show that we produce will be fully supported with the highest quality audio, lighting, video and staging equipment that can be provided. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity to work with Air Force Entertainment in a field that I enjoy so greatly.