Salutes & Awards

August 29, 2012

Warrior of the Week August 31, 2012

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Staff Sgt. Jason N. St. John

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. Jason N. St. John

Hometown:

San Antonio, TX

Unit:

55th Rescue Squadron

Job title:

Aerial Gunner

Job description:

-Performs pre/post-flight inspections of HH-60G aircraft, weapon, defensive and specialized aircraft equipment

- Operates aircraft weapon systems, satellite communications, & Alternate Insertion Extraction (AIE) equipment

- Performs AIE safetyman, terrain/threat avoidance duties during low-level personnel recovery flts using NVGs

Most rewarding job aspect:

Knowing I directly contribute to getting the injured safely off the battlefield, particularly under hostile fire. “These things we do so that others may live.”

Goals:

Short term – Deploy as many times as possible. Long term – Bachelor’s degree and set myself up for a federal LE job (DHS, BP, ICE).

Hobbies:

Shooting, off-roading, reading

Favorite performer:

I don’t have a single favorite performer, but I mostly listen to country.

Favorite dish: Rudy’s BBQ

Best asset:

Willingness to work with others to accomplish a given task.

Person I admire most:

My Mother.

Pet peeve:

Half accomplished tasks (my own included).

What I like most about D-M:

The desert landscape

55th RQS at a glance

Group Commander:

Col. Jason Hanover

Squadron commander:

Lt. Col. Robert Remey

First Sergeant:

Master Sgt. Joshua Paul

Squadron Motto:

“We Come In The Dark”




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