Chief Shadow: Staff Sgt. Michele Waninger
By 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs, 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 23, 2016
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- Name/rank: Staff Sgt. Michele Waninger
Squadron: 39th Maintenance Squadron
Job title: Aerospace Ground Equipment Technician
Job description and how do you contribute to the 39 ABW's mission?
Aerospace Ground Equipment Rangers perform inspections and maintenance on equipment such as heaters, hydraulic systems, floodlights, and certified equipment.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish while at Incirlik?
While at Incirlik, I plan to continue going to school and take as many classes as possible to reach my bachelor's degree as soon as possible.
What has been your biggest lesson learned in the Air Force?
My biggest lesson learned in the Air Force is "trust but verify". Meaning that you should trust fellow Airmen in what they say but verify the information to ensure that the mission is completed to the fullest extent possible.
Who inspires you?
Many different people in my supervision inspire me. I pick and choose a couple traits from higher ups to use in my daily duties to help make me a better NCO.
What is your number one goal?
My number one goal is to complete at least 20 years in the military while traveling with my significant other to places all over the world.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I see myself still in the military as a technical sergeant, or even better a master sergeant with a bachelor's degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.