55th MXG Library brings professional development to bus ride

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  • By L. Cunningham
  • 55th Wing Public Affairs

The 55th Maintenance Group opened a library of books from the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force recommended reading list in the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility main lobby at Offutt Air Force Base for maintainers taking the bus ride to and from Lincoln Airfield each day.

“The library brings opportunities for anybody to grab a book that the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force recommends, so they can acquire some of the leadership tools that she identified in those books,” said Airman 1st Class Gabriella Gomez, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander’s support staff.

This library offers maintainers the opportunity to read books that will help them with their professional development.

“Gomez came up with this idea based on conversations about the time transporting our personnel two hours back and forth to Lincoln every day and how to be productive with that time,” said Master Sgt. Alexander Johnson, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant. “With this library, folks have the opportunity to do some of those professional development efforts in that transport time that they wouldn’t have otherwise had.” 

The MXG library became available on Jan. 14 with easy access for maintainers waiting for the bus after roll call each morning.

“Since Lincoln ops is a thing right now, after roll call it’s easy for people to just come by, and it’s right by the front doors where the buses are so that you can just grab a book, head outside and get on the bus, and same thing when you come back,” explained Gomez.

The library is operated on the honor system. Airmen are asked to return books when they are finished reading them.

The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force reading list can be found online at https://www.af.mil.