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TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan - Meet the Warrior of the Week. Senior Airman Michael Gadomski is a KC-135R Communications/Navigation Specialist with the 376th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, deployed from the 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. He hails from Wilkes Barre, Pa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Bevier)
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Warrior of the Week: SrA Gadomski

Posted 7/30/2010   Updated 7/30/2010 Email story   Print story

    


by 376th Air Expeditionary Wing
Public Affairs


7/30/2010 - 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. Senior Airman Michael Gadomski, currently assigned to the 376th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Unit. He is a KC-135R communications/navigation specialist deployed from the 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. He hails from Wilkes Barre, Pa.

Here's what Airman Gadomski has to say about himself and his deployment to the Transit Center at Manas:

What do you do on a daily basis at Manas? Launch and recover KC-135R Tankers. Troubleshoot, repair and inspect aircraft communication and navigation systems.

What do you enjoy about being at Manas? Getting the opportunity to get away from home and traveling to see the world.

Why did you choose to serve in the military? When I was in 11th grade in high school a military recruitment team came. The military seemed like the right thing to do, so I joined through the delayed enlistment program the Air Force offered. I entered active duty just 3 weeks after my high school graduation ceremony.

How do you feel what you do contributes to Operation Enduring Freedom? I have a personal part in almost every jet that flies out of here and completes a refueling mission to bring the fight to the enemy and provide vital support for our troops on the ground.

Family: Parents Lisa and Frank

Time at Manas: 90 days of a 120-day deployment

Time in military: 4 years

Greatest accomplishment: As a communication/navigation specialist, getting the opportunity to and becoming a flying crew chief on the KC-135R.

Goals you want to achieve or meet while at Manas: %100 PT test/Complete a Rubix cube blind folded.

Hobbies: Cars 71 Cutless 442/97 Trans Am/ 78 Corvette

Your best habit: Lifting weights everyday, trying to improve my personal best and the ability to make the best of every situation with humor.

Favorite Quote: "The Air Force can't make you do anything, but it can make you wish you did."

Favorite movies: The Matrix series

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her: Master Sergeant select Knight - I learned "it could always be worse."

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why: Corporal Vernon Burge - ask him what it was like being an enlisted pilot.



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