Great job, wish supervision looked out for airmen more.
Pros: Healthcare, benefits, BAH
Cons: Little freedom, higher supervision more concerned with numbers than people.
A typical day in my field included working with Excel and Powerpoint in preparation for two or three meetings throughout the day, then managing aircraft part data on G081 for the rest of the day. I learned excellent time management, how to speak with higher officials about tasks in a way that underlined the importance of ensuring their timely execution, and how to be detail oriented. Small details, if not noticed, could end up grounding an aircraft, which is one of the least desirable things that can happen at an air base. The hardest part of the job was definitely in getting multiple offices and the flightline crew to work together when something did go wrong. Everyone has their own agenda at that point, and getting everyone to focus on the root of the problem and work our way up was often a challenge. This was made worse by the fact that each group is quite some distance away from one another, so communication can be tricky. Fortunately, my fellow airmen were supportive and we were all able to communicate clearly, so that we could split up tasks equally and get tasks accomplished quickly. That teamwork and fluidity may have been my favorite part of the job.