SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - News release from Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center:
Major Amy Sandbothe has been selected to command the Mission Support element of Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center, an element of the Georgia Air National Guard and headquartered at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.
Maj Sandbothe comes to the CRTC after serving as the Director of Staff for the 165th Airlift Wing where she served as the principle advisor to the Wing Commander and Group Commanders for all matters pertaining to Force Support programs.
Originally from Springville, Alabama, she initiated her military career in 1988, enlisting in the USAF and serving as a B-1 Bomber Avionics maintainer. Her love of the air drove her to enter the US Army becoming a Rated Aviator as a Warrant Officer, and progressed to Instructor Pilot in the Aero Scout in an Air Cavalry Troop, responsible for the precise coordination and execution of armed reconnaissance, security and offensive helicopter operations. She later transitioned into the US Coast Guard serving as a HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot flying Search & Rescue missions along with Homeland Security and Law Enforcement missions. While in the Coast Guard she lent her flying skills to the production of a major motion picture, 'The Guardian' and coordinated with the Discovery Channel for their series entitled 'SOS: Coast Guard Rescue.'
In 2008, she joined the Georgia Air National Guard, rising through increasing levels of responsibility culminating now in the CRTC's Mission Support Command where she directs all support elements to include all Vehicle Maintenance, Billeting, Logistics and personnel not directly supporting flight operations. Additionally, as a rated flight officer, she manages flight operations as a Range Control Officer at the unit's Townsend Bombing Range.