Deployed sergeant reenlists Sept. 11 in front of 9-11 Memorial

Lt. Col. Brian Lukowski, Director, Space Forces, Continental Aerospace Defense Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), issues the reenlistment oath to Master Sgt. Jamie Jo Walker, U.S. Air Force Space Command training manager, in front of the 9-11 Memorial at the 601st Air Operations Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Walker is deployed from Air Force Space Command Headquarters, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to help support contingency operations for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. (Photo by Mary McHale)

Lt. Col. Brian Lukowski, Director, Space Forces, Continental Aerospace Defense Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), issues the reenlistment oath to Master Sgt. Jamie Jo Walker, U.S. Air Force Space Command training manager, in front of the 9-11 Memorial at the 601st Air Operations Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Walker is deployed from Air Force Space Command Headquarters, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to help support contingency operations for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. (Photo by Mary McHale)

Lt. Col. Brian Lukowski, Director, Space Forces, Continental Aerospace Defense Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), congratulates Master Sgt. Jamie Jo Walker, U.S. Air Force Space Command training manager, following her taking the oath of reenlistment in front of the 9-11 Memorial at the 601st Air Operations Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (Photo by Mary McHale)

Lt. Col. Brian Lukowski, Director, Space Forces, Continental Aerospace Defense Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), congratulates Master Sgt. Jamie Jo Walker, U.S. Air Force Space Command training manager, following her taking the oath of reenlistment in front of the 9-11 Memorial at the 601st Air Operations Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (Photo by Mary McHale)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --

During her deployment to the 601st Air Operations Center here in support of contingency operations for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Master Sgt. Jamie Jo Walker, U.S. Air Force Space Command training manager, took time to reenlist in front of the 9- 11 Memorial on the grounds of the 601st  AOC and did it Sept. 11.

Walker is deployed here from Air Force Space Command Headquarters, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, to help with space force enhancement issues during hurricane contingency operations.

Since her first enlistment was a short time after Sept. 11, 2001, she decided to reenlist her final time Sept. 11, to reengage the “great sense of pride and purpose” she felt then.

“In both instances, I felt honored to be part of a team that is helping to solve a tremendous challenge,” Walker said.

Also timely was the fact the reenlistment officer, Lt. Col. Brian Lukowski, Director, Space Forces, Continental Aerospace Defense Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) was previously her flight commander at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, Colorado.

“Even though we haven’t worked together since 2005, it was an easy adjustment to regain our old crew coordination,” Lukowski said.