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Women's History Month: One reservist shares her story


Last updated 3/29/2022 at 3:31pm

Zach Mott, 88th Readiness Division

Kijana Tavares, a maintenance administrative supply technician, Equipment Concentration Site 42, 88th Readiness Division, checks the status of a work order request while supporting the maintenance team there. In addition to her duties at ECS 42, Tavares is a member of the Army Reserve, is pursuing a bachelor's degree and is a single mom to a young girl.

FORT CARSON – Any one of the three hats Kijana Tavares wears would be considered a full-time job by most. But, for her, they are just part of what's helping her get to her ultimate goal: becoming a clinical psychologist.

In one of her jobs, Tavares is a dual status military technician who works as a maintenance administrative supply technician, or MAST, with the 88th Readiness Division's Equipment Concentration Site 42 here. In that role, she is responsible for production control. That means she works with both the mechanics as well as the customers to ensure everyone remains informed and...

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