Military Training Leader (Former Employee), Sheppard AFB, TX – December 15, 2014
The honor of serving the United States everyday. Hard part about being the the U.S. Air Force was being away from family for extended periods of time. But I still am willing to do so. Anything to get the mission done.
Personnel Security Manager (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – December 15, 2014
Pros: professionalism, advancement, job security, dealing with various people, benefits, teamwork
Cons: time away from family, some leadership decisions
In my career field in the Air Force each day was different. I was a part of a flying career field which held a variety of different tasks to be completed each day. On mission planning days there were tons of coordination, planning, supervising, and updates to be done for each section of operation. On these days I supervised 3-8 airmen in accomplishing – more... tasks. On days where I did actually fly we showed up at the scheduled time to execute while remaining flexible to changes. – less
Vehicles and Equipment Technician (Former Employee), F E Warren AFB, WY – December 15, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Difficult but rewarding work days. Being part of the U.S. Air Force is something I will never regret doing. I learned allot and was tasked with a wide variety of responsibilities. My main responsibilities included Inspecting and maintaining various tools and equipment, building work loads for dispatching teams, loading, unloading work vehicles, and – more... making sure teams were able to dispatch in a quick and efficient manner. – less
RF Transmission systems technician (Current Employee), Europe – December 15, 2014
Pros: free healthcare
Performs/supervises wireless radio and satellite systems and equipment maintenance activities. Oversees work in progress and reviews completed repairs for sound maintenance practices. Establishes requirements for maintenance equipment, support equipment, tools, and spare parts. Requisitions, accounts for, and turns in supplies and material. Interprets – more... inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective action. Reviews and ensures compliance with maintenance management publications and procedures. Identifies maintenance problem areas and recommends corrective action. Recommends methods to improve equipment performance and maintenance procedures. Evaluates justification and practicability of proposed modifications. Develops and enforces safety standards for ground RF system maintenance activities. – less
Production Manager (Former Employee), Kirtland AFB, NM – December 14, 2014
Pros: work center management fair and family oriented
Work center operates 24/7 with 3 shifts and is integrated with the New Mexico Air National Guard. Both active duty and NMANG personnel trade weekend duties. Work center performs 18 weekly scheduled inspections and average 2,700 weekly ground support equipment deliveries to 37 aircraft with 8 different air frames.
A typical day for me included getting up early, working long hours and going home late. I learned a host of skills that include: problem solving, management, delegation, hazardous waist cleanup and handling. My upper management was closely involved with our day to day operations. Co-workers knew who to make our time fun and enjoyable during our long – more... job, and our long days. The hardest part about being a Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Technician, was the training days and the very long days. The best part about my job was the camaraderie. The group of people that I worked with were a very tight-nit group of family from all walks of life. – less
B-52 Specialist Section Superintendent (Former Employee), Barksdale AFB, LA – December 14, 2014
Pros: great people, an education, experience i still use today.
Cons: 24/7/365 requirement. you were always on the clock.
Typical day involved repairing Aircraft avionics systems. Skills learned involved troubleshooting and repairing complex Avionics systems. Learned how to work in team environment, how to lead others in team environment. I learned communication skills and how group dynamics plays a major part in trying to accomplish a project. Hardest part of job was – more... leading 153 people and trying to get them to move in a common direction for a common goal. Most enjoyable part of job was seeing those working for me earning their due with awards and decorations for a job well done. – less
Technical Advisor/Special Projects Lead (Former Employee), Numerous locations – December 14, 2014
Pros: great people
Cons: it's a government organization
I enjoyed my time in the Air Force. I worked with some amazing people and had some opportunities that I could not have ever imagined. That said, there is a lot of bureaucracy and sometimes you just feel like a fish in a large pond. Because it's a government organization, there are a lot of ridiculous requirements and inefficiencies that can drive you – more... crazy. – less
Senior Au=irman (Former Employee), Goldsboro, NC – December 13, 2014
I worked with, and lead, some of the best people i have met to date. Through the good and bad, our team always delivered the best quality while following the Tech. data given. While in the Air Force I have learned a tremendous amount. Our career field covered Sheet metal fabrication, hazardous waste management, and corrosion control (paint). Though – more... what i have learned can be applied to many different careers, while I was active duty I specialized in F-15's. – less