Mission Monday: Financial management support to AFSOC

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HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- It’s Mission Monday. Jolynn Figueroa is the financial management analyst for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 3 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, providing direct support to Air Force Special Operations Command. 

The detachment helps AFSOC wings navigate through AFIMSC guidance to get them the support they need. Figueroa’s role is working with installations to ensure their funds requests are correct and executed in a timely manner to support their missions.  

“If at any time additional funds become available, I ensure the bases are aware to execute any additional mission requirements,” she said.

Here’s more about Figueroa and the work she does in support of the Department of the Air Force: 

What do you love about your job? 
That moment when I accomplish a win for my bases! Most issues require persistence, patience and follow through, but I push on until we make it over the goal line.

When it comes to your job, what keeps you motivated? 
Knowing I have a direct impact on the success of my bases keeps me motivated.

Why are you and your team important to the Air Force enterprise and your customers?  
Because we’re the expediters on getting information to the right organization to process their requirements.

Describe a project/event you and your team worked on recently that gave you a great sense of accomplishment: 
On Sept. 16, 2020, Hurricane Sally damaged Hurlburt Field’s pedestrian bridge spanning busy Hwy 98. We were able to facilitate $5 million for its repairs and on Nov. 6, 2022, the repairs were completed and the bridge is now open for the Hurlburt Field community. 

How does what you do fit in to AFIMSC’s strategic priorities? 
I feel like we pursue organizational excellence by working to obtain resources that will assist the organization to accomplish its mission goals. It’s not just obtaining funds but ensuring the base’s needs are authorized and validated in a timely matter.

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 AFIMSC expediters for AFSOC, I get to interact with mission support resource advisors, wing financial analysis flights, major command resource managers and AFIMSC analysts, working together to help bases receive base operating support.