Wild Weasel of the Week: Airman Ryan Toerner
Each week a member of the 35th Fighter Wing is selected as the Wild Weasel of the Week. This individual is recognized based on superior performance, outstanding work ethic, and overall good conduct and discipline.
The 610 Air Control Flight chose Airman Ryan Toerner, weapons director technician, as their Wild Weasel of the Week.
What is your daily mission?
To provide situational awareness for our fighters during missions and coordinate airspace with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force. I'm also responsible for unit scheduling for weapon control elements.
What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy knowing I have a direct impact on the Wild Weasel's mission of Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses and being able to watch and partake first hand in the mission.
Why did you choose to serve in the Air Force?
I chose to serve in the Air Force to further my education.
What is your favorite thing about living in Japan?
I enjoy experiencing the Japanese culture and their way of life, as well as traveling to the neighboring cities.
How long have you been stationed at Misawa? 11 months
How long have you been in the Air Force? 1 year and 4 months
What goals do you want to meet while at Misawa?
I would like to complete my Community College of the Air Force degree before I leave Misawa.
What goals do you want to meet during your Air Force career?
Long term I want to get my masters degree, although I am currently undecided on what I would like to major in.
"Airman Toerner is an expert at his job and stands out among the other Airmen in his position despite his short time in service. Even with his recent transfer to the scheduling shop, he has become proficient in his duties and has started passing on his knowledge to others. With his high aptitude, Toerner was an easy choice for Wild Weasel of the Week." - Staff Sgt. Cary Inzerello, NCO in charge of operations scheduling.
Photo: U.S. Air Force Airman Ryan Toerner, 610 Air Control Flight weapons director technician, poses for a picture at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 29, 2015. Toerner provides situational awareness for U.S. Air Force and Japanese Air Self-Defense Airmen involved in fighter missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter)
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