Health & Safety

November 9, 2012

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK – November 9, 2012

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 Senior Airman Grant Shoemaker

62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit

Crew chief

Hometown: Seattle

Years in service: Four

Family: Father, John; mother, Heidi; and brother, Kurt

Previous assignments: Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

Inspirations: To be the best I can be

Goals: Be successful, rich, travel the world and complete a crazy bucket list with a friend, family or spouse

Greatest feat: Rejoining the Air Force after being out for five years

Self-description: Hard working, positive attitude, head strong and goal orientated

Famous last words: “Keep calm and chive on.”

Off-duty interests: Hiking, swimming, boating, rock climbing

Commander’s comments: “Senior Airman Shoemaker’s daily tasks as an F-16 crew chief are critical in training the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots,” said Maj. Jason Mitchell, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander. “With a break in service, he brings a different perspective to the flightline and readily shares the benefits of being an Air Force member. He is truly proud to be back in blue, and I am fortunate to have him as part of the 56th AMXS team.”




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