Air Terminal Operations Craftsman, 452 APSF
Hometown: Yucca Valley, Calif.
0515â€‚Wake up … make coffee and realize I have no milk so I grab my wifeâ€™s vanilla meal replacement shake and realize â€œthis is awesome!â€
0556â€‚Wake up my 2-year-old and get her dressed, hair and teeth brushed, and ready for day care.
0610â€‚Grab my coffee, buckle my kid in the car seat and head off.
0629â€‚Drop off my daughter at day care, head for work then realize that my ID is in the trunk.
0635â€‚Pull into the gas station across the street from the base and grab my ID from the trunk.
0641â€‚Pull up to work and see passengers already congregating in the lobby waiting for the Space Available flight to Travis AFB and Andrews AFB at 0730.
0705â€‚Start our team meetings, discussing the dayâ€™s missions.
0730â€‚I open our doors for the Space Available flight and the only thing I can think of is â€œWhy didnâ€™t I make more COFFEE!!!â€
0847â€‚After processing and screening 28 Space A passengers, I radio the bus that the pax are ready to be dropped off at the aircraft.
0857â€‚Answer random, but good, Space A questions from inquisitive passengers. Remember, no question is a dumb question.
0937â€‚I receive an inbound NASA mission. This aircraft, commonly called the Super Guppy, was a sight to see. It looked like a huge plane with a serious headache.
1058â€‚We got the â€œwheels-upâ€ call on the Super Guppy. Forgot my thirst for coffee, but now I have a hunger for Middle Eastern food.
1137â€‚Arrive at our lunch spot with Master Sgt. Clonkey and Tech. Sgt. Corona to enjoy a beef shawarma sandwich and diet cola.
1200â€‚Re-open the passenger terminal and continue to answer questions regarding Space A travel. I realize that I need to start filling out this day log for the Beacon.
1348â€‚This March Minutes form takes more effort than I thought.
1450â€‚I know there is something else I need to get. Oh yeah, how about a pot of coffee to get ready for tomorrow!
1500â€‚Time for my afternoon run so that I stay Fit to Fight.