Airman Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Jimmy Turner

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Name: Tech. Sgt. Jimmy Turner

Unit: 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Fuels Management Flight

Job Title: NCO in charge, Fuels Hydrants

Job Description and its impact on the mission: Stores and issues 2.7 million gallons of JP-8 supporting the 51st Fighter Wing flying mission. Manages base service station operations supporting Osan's 1.2K vehicle fleet - the second largest in Pacific Air Forces.

Time in the military: 11 years

Time at Osan: 3 months

DEROS: February 2013

Hometown: Carthage, Texas

Hobbies: Basketball, football, and lifting weights

Why did you join the military? I joined to avoid being sucked in the streets of my small town. The Air Force was the perfect way for me to get away and do something more with my life.

Where do you see yourself in 10 to 20 years? In 10 years I hope to be retired from the Air Force. It is also my plan to be a basketball coach for a middle school or high school.
What do you do for fun here? I have been traveling and trying to enjoy the Korean culture.
What is the best part of being at Osan? (Explain why) The best part about being at Osan is the fact that I got a follow on to the base of my choice. I received my number one selection which was Kadena.
What is the most memorable moment of your tour here, so far? My most memorable experience is my Squadron, LRS, being the only unit on the Peninsula (of 11 units evaluated) to receive an "Excellent" rating during the 2012 LCAP Inspection!

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? I wouldn't call it my favorite memory, but the memory that sticks out the most during my Air Force career is coming to work on Sept 11, 2001, and seeing everyone standing up watching the TV. The memory of Sept 11 will forever be in my head.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Making Below the Zone. This was something I had put my all in. When it was finally announced that I made it I was overwhelmed that all my hard work had paid off.

Who are your role models? My number one role model is my sister. I have looked up to her my whole life. She excelled through high school and college. Now she has her master's degree and is currently a teacher. She will become a principal next year.