Salutes & Awards

November 9, 2012

Warrior of the Week

Airman 1st Class Scott A. Garner


Family: Allen Garner, Annette Garner, Arielle Alelunas
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Unit: 943rd Operations Support Flight
Job title: Aircrew Flight Equipment Technician
Job description: Inspect, maintain, and pack aircrew flight equipment such as oxygen masks, NVG’s, survival kits, flotation devices, anti G-suits, and parachutes.

Most rewarding job aspect:
Ensuring aircrew has the right tools and equipment to accomplish the mission effectively.

Goals:
To successfully cross-train into the new 1A9X1 career field.
Hobbies:
Riding my motorcycle, shooting, off-roading, and eating sushi.
Favorite performer:
Dream Theater
Favorite dish:
Crab legs
I’m proudest of:
Being able to serve both my community and the nation.
Best asset:
I’m a team player and a hard worker.

Person I admire most:
My Dad, Allen Garner
Pet peeve: Receiving criticism without ideas for helping or improving.
What I like most about D-M: It’s in my home town.

943rd OSF at a glance
943rd RQG Commander: Colonel Harold Maxwell
943rd OSF commander: Maj. Dave Gonzales
Squadron Motto: “The Last To Let You Down”




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