Staff Sergeant KAITLYN J. ERGISH


Staff Sergeant Kaitlyn Ergish is a public affairs specialist for the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, based out of the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The mission of the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team is to showcase the unique aerial capabilities of the Air Forces’ most advanced 5th generation multi-role stealth fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, as well as highlight the history of the Air Force’s service through heritage formation flights. SSgt Ergish is responsible for communicating the F-35A mission to an international audience and supporting the Air Force’s strategic communication message of the newest multi-role fighter jet in its inventory.

Sergeant Ergish grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and entered the Air Force in April 2019 as a public affairs specialist. She has background and experience in videography, photography, media relations and community relations.

2016 Bay City Christian School, Green Bay, WI
2019 Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
2019 Broadcast Communication Specialist Course, Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade, MD
2023 Airman Leadership School, Hill AFB, UT

1. June 2019 – October 2019, 336th Training Squadron, Fort George G. Meade, MD
2. November 2019 – January 2023, Public Affairs Specialist Journeyman, 355th Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
3. February 2023 – Present, Noncommissioned Office in Charge, Public Affairs, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill AFB, UT

Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award with 1 oak leaf cluster
Humanitarian Service Medal with 1 service star