Sacrifice for a Helicopter life
Helicopter Mechanic (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – April 27, 2017
What do you do or want to do with your life?
I became a Helicopter Mechanic, before computers were in the office. The Air Force Helicopters are for Combat search and rescue and add on top of the the Air Force Special Operations requirements.
On the Go and around the world,
Weither it was traveling over Europe after the "Wall" fell. I saw hard work days of 12-16 hr days back to back with no days off for 45-90 days. I had good maintenance managers whom came from flight line.
It felt good to know we were helping others countries. Knowing as we were assets is the world we could respond around the world to almost service calls.
The military service is a different world, there was training challenges, world battle challenges.
A life like this teaches you about completeness, disapline, question authority, business processes, Flux and change in day to day life.
The hardest part of the life in the Air Force was leaving the life, the many different people and the work that was asked of me. I had time I turned a wrench in blistering heat or freezing cold, to working in the office with directing men to jobs and educating them on there jobs duties, evaluating and following supervisors daily goals.
I am proud that I was able to last as long as I did in my helicopter career, the challenges and sacrifices.
Serving with honor and being part of a good team.
Physical pushes past ones limits vs mother natures weather.