employee spotlight: oana ivanoffAaron Pylinski | Community Writer
Keeping our fighting men and women ready for the task of defending our democracy is no easy feat. Keeping them active and engaged during their off time is yet another story and Marine Lounge Manager, Oana Ivanoff, is top notch in that job.
Starting in an NF01 position at the IronWorks Gym, Oana has moved her way into the lead position for the MCCS Iwakuni Single Marine Program’s (SMP) Marine Lounge. Oana paid her dues working the 3 AM morning shift at the IronWorks gym almost 10 years ago. Now she is the lead on volunteer work for SMP and keeps those who come through the doors of the lounge comfortable and entertained.
The typical humble leader, Oana prefers to shy away from the focus of her endeavors and instead enjoys the sense of accomplishment she gets from keeping the servicemembers actively engaged and always informed.
We did manage to steal a few minutes of her time and see what motivates her to work in the Single Marine Program.