Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. Jason N. St. John
San Antonio, TX
55th Rescue Squadron
-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.”
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).
Shooting, off-roading, reading
I don’t have a single favorite performer, but I mostly listen to country.
Favorite dish: Rudy’s BBQ
Willingness to work with others to accomplish a given task.
Person I admire most:
Half accomplished tasks (my own included).
What I like most about D-M:
The desert landscape
55th RQS at a glance
Col. Jason Hanover
Lt. Col. Robert Remey
Master Sgt. Joshua Paul
“We Come In The Dark”