Warrior of the Week: Senior Airman John Taylor
Meet the Warrior of the Week – Senior Airman John Taylor is a 376th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic system journeyman deployed from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. He is a native of Tampa, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Mike Tateishi)
by 376th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
10/16/2011 - TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan -- Every week, a member of the 376th 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 John Taylor is a 376th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic system journeyman deployed from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. He is a native of Tampa, Fla.
Here's what Taylor has to say about himself and his deployment.
What do you do on a daily basis at the Transit Center? Maintain KC-135 aircraft hydraulic systems.
What do you enjoy about being at the Transit Center? Being able to do my job in a professional atmosphere.
Why did you choose to serve in the military? To serve my country and for the education.
How do you feel about your contributions to the Transit Center mission and current operations in the area of responsibility? It makes me feel good knowing I am fixing KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, which are supplying fuel to fighters, so the troops on the ground have air support.
Family: I am a single parent and have a wonderful son, who is 9 years old.
Time at the Transit Center: 3 months.
Time in military: 8 years.
Greatest accomplishment: Earning a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Goals you want to achieve or meet while at the Transit Center: Get in better shape.
Hobbies: Fishing and golfing.
Your best habit: Telling my son I love him every day.
Favorite Quote: "Keep it simple."
Favorite movies: "Heat" and "Transformers."
Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her: My mom, she taught me to be open minded and that you have to learn from your mistakes.
If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why: My wife passed away in June 2007, so if I had one hour with any person it would be her just to say I love you and talk about the good times.