January Spotlight Performer
By Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer, 914th Airlift Wing
/ Published February 03, 2016
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.