Airman Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Haley Yost

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

Unit:
51st Medical Operations Squadron

Job title: Aerospace Medical Technician

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: As a medic, it is important to make sure our Airmen are physically, mentally, and emotionally ready to fight tonight. We care for anyone that is sick, injured, or in need of medical care. Our overall mission is to keep our Airmen ready to fly, fight and win!

Time in the military:
1 year and 4 months

Time at Osan: 7 months

DEROS: April 2013

Family: I have a wonderful husband in the Army who is currently stationed at Camp Walker in Deagu. I also have an amazing family back home that I am very close to.

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Hobbies: working out, sightseeing, running and hiking

Why did you join the military? I joined the military after my brother enlisted in the Air Force. He is currently stationed at Eglin AFB, Florida. He had nothing but good things to say about being in the military and he is currently taking advantage of the 100% tuition assistance benefit by going to school for free. I decided to join to get an education and to help other people the best I can.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? My passion is to study sports medicine and to work for a professional football team.

What do you do for fun here? I love outdoors activities such as running, hiking, and site seeing.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story?
My favorite AF memory was my first Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) here at Osan AB. During the ORE, I was so lost and did not know what to do, but it was a good learning experience and it was a lot of fun.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? I'm proud to have already seen so many places and experience so much in my Air Force career. I started off in Texas for basic training and technical skills training. Next, I moved to Las Vegas to work in a medical facility that taught me on-the-job skills. In addition, the opportunity to live in Korea for a year is one thing I never heard anyone say when I was growing up.

Who are your role models? I have two role models. My first role model is MSgt Troy White; he cares a lot about his airman. He is always there to help everyone. My second role model is SSgt Tyrone Shannon. He is a great asset to the United States Air Force and has taught me so much. I hope when I am an NCO, I am as good as he is.