Wild Weasel of the Week: Amn Vanessa Gonzalez
Senior Airman Jarrod Vickers -- 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 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit chose Amn Vanessa Gonzalez, a scheduler, to be their Wild Weasel of the Week.
What is your daily mission?
My daily mission is to make sure that all maintenance due on an aircraft has been complied with or is scheduled, as well as create a flying schedule with upcoming maintenance.
What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy getting the opportunity to meet and work with many people from different career fields.
Why did you choose to serve in the Air Force?
I chose to serve because I wanted to travel the world and get an education at the same time.
What is your favorite thing about living in Japan?
My favorite thing about living in Japan is the kindness of the people. I am constantly amazed by how kind and helpful the Japanese people are.
Who has been your best mentor and what have they taught you?
My best mentor would be (S)MSgt Daniel Grochowski, who has taught me a lot about the maintenance that gets accomplished on the flight line and how the flight line works. He's also helping me with my Air Force career and showing me that I need to accomplish and reach my education goals.
How long have you been stationed at Misawa?
I have been stationed at Misawa since June, 2016.
How long have you been in the Air Force?
I have been in the Air Force a little over a year.
What goals do you want to meet while at Misawa?
I hope to travel as much as possible, try new things, learn Japanese and get my CCAF.
What goals do you want to meet during your Air Force career?
I would love to get my bachelor's degree and commission.
Where's your hometown?
"Amn Gonzalez is always eager to assist the unit in any way possible and is extremely knowledgeable at her profession for someone who is so junior in the Air Force. She works with many ranks throughout the day, from Airman Basic to Captain, and always has the answers when called upon. She is a sought-after scheduler due to her familiarity with aircraft maintenance processes and great attitude. She's also well-respected throughout the unit and Maintenance Group." - MSgt Daniel Grochowski.
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