Airman 1st Class Jan-Michael Wood
62nd Fighter Squadron
Squadron Aviation Resource Manager
Hometown: McLouth, Kan.
Years in service: One
Education: Associate degree in liberal arts
Inspirations: This is my first time away from home, and the 62nd FS men and women have made me feel at home
Goals: Complete a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, achieve senior airman below-the-zone, attend Officer Training School, and maintain a healthy and successful lifestyle
Greatest feat: I am proud that I am an American Airman
Famous last words: “Even if you’re not a fighter pilot, have the attitude of one.”
Off-duty interests: Hiking, camping, sports, art and meeting people
Commander’s comments: “Airman Wood is a dedicated Airman whose presence benefits the 62nd FS every day,” said Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann. “He’s a self-starter who seeks out responsibility rather than waiting for it to be assigned to him. Even as a junior Airman, he consistently demonstrates professionalism, resourcefulness, organizational ability and foresight. In less than two months, he has been certified on the operations desk where he’s at the heart of the squadron’s daily flying operation. The Spikes are lucky to have him.