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Warrior of the Week
TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan - Meet the Warrior of the Week. Staff Sgt. Andrew DiMichele is the non-commissioned officer in charge of the 376th Intelligence Flight, 376th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, deployed from the 305th Operations Group, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. He hails from Williamsport, Pa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Bevier)
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Warrior of the Week: SSgt DiMichele

Posted 7/17/2010   Updated 7/17/2010 Email story   Print story


by 376th Air Expeditionary Wing
Public Affairs

7/17/2010 - TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan -- Every week, a member of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing is selected as the Warrior of the Week. This individual is recognized based on outstanding performance, good conduct, work ethic, and most importantly, for a job well done.

Meet the Warrior of the Week. Staff Sgt. Andrew DiMichele is NCO In Charege of the 376th Intelligence Flight and is deployed here from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. He hails from Williamsport, Pa.

Here's what Airman/Sergeant last name has to say about himself and his deployment to the Transit Center at Manas.

What do you do on a daily basis at Manas? Provide KC-135 and C-17 aircrews with a current intelligence threat picture through pre-mission intelligence briefings and debriefings

What do you enjoy about being at Manas? It affords me opportunities to volunteer and see another country

Why did you choose to serve in the military?  I didn't know which way to go when they were forcing me to choose a major in college.

How do you feel what you do contributes to Operation Enduring Freedom?
Providing intelligence to aircrew gives them a better overall picture of where current threats are and how they are supporting the war.

Family: Wife - Janelle DiMichele, Son - Hayden James DiMichele

Time at Manas: 40 days of a 120-day deployment

Time in military: 6 years

Greatest accomplishment: My son.

Goals you want to achieve or meet while at Manas: Volunteer and finish reading "Elegant Universe" and "A Briefer History of Time."

Hobbies: Music (guitar, piano, drums, bass, etc), Mixed Martial Arts, Photography

Your best habit: My self-deprecating sense of humor

Favorite movies: Fight Club, Back to the Future series, and Jaws

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her?
My dad taught me how to be a good father, role model and friend.

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why?
The late, Evan Tanner. I believe he had an incredible view on life and his philosophical beliefs were cut short by his untimely death.

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