January Spotlight Performer

Master Sgt. Kenneth Dawley, crew chief, 914th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, stands in front of a C-130H aircraft at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, January 9, 2016. Dawley has maintained these aircraft for 20 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer)

Master Sgt. Kenneth Dawley, crew chief, 914th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, stands in front of a C-130H aircraft at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, January 9, 2016. Dawley has maintained these aircraft for 20 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer)

NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. -- MSgt. Kenneth Dawley, Crew Chief, 914 AMXS (Aircraft Maintenance Squadron)

What does your position entail?
I'm in charge of maintaining the C-130 aircraft. All inspections, fueling, refueling, documentation, maintenance. Basically, making sure it's air worthy.

How long have you been in the Air Force?
I've been in for 20 years. I was in the Navy for nine months, got out and enlisted as a reservist here 10 years later.

Why did you decide to join the Air Force?
I wanted to travel. I've been to Greenland, Panama, Colombia, Scotland, England and Germany.

Have you been deployed?
I've been deployed 5 times

What do you enjoy about your job?
The travel, meeting new people, the challenges of trying to fix the planes.

What are your hobbies/interests?
Hunting, marathon running, shooting sports, motorcycle riding

What are your long term goals?
Ultimately retire, stay healthy, Right now I'm trying to run marathons in all 50 states. I've done 8 so far. I've also done the Air Force marathon 10 years in a row.