A Barksdale Air Force Base soldier will be soaring to new heights. Staff Sgt. Porsha Cook has worked inside the gym at Barksdale Air Force Base for the past year. Her mission has been making sure equipment along the gym floor is picked up, visitors share the courts, and asking for proper ID at the front desk. However, from now on she will be asking more important questions. Cook was handpicked to be a flight attendant exclusively for the United States of America. That includes working on Air Force One. Cook, who was promoted to staff sergeant during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon, said she has never been a flight attendant before, but she was picked from among 78 applicants across the country. Cook will leave in the coming weeks to start three months of intense training right in the thick of election season.