Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Zachary Moen
By Staff Reports, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 13, 2012
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --
Name: Zachary C. Moen
Unit: 51st Civil Engineer Squadron
Job Title: Construction Inspector
Job Description and its impact on the mission: Ensure construction contractors perform according to contract designs and specifications. Coordinates with base agencies for support required to complete critical infrastructure upgrades and morale, recreation, and welfare construction. Briefs distinguished visitors and leadership on project progress at the job site when required.
Time in the military: 3.5 years
Time at Osan: 6 months
DEROS: Aug 12
Hometown: Redding, Calif.
Hobbies: Motorcycles (Cruisers, not rockets) and computers
Why did you join the military? I joined to explore the world while getting real life experience. It's worked out well so far.
Where do you see yourself in 10 to 20 years? Finished with my computer engineering degree and living in the Pacific Northwest.
What do you do for fun here? Dungeons and Dragons on the weekends, exploring Seoul for foreign food adventures.
What is the best part of being at Osan? With such a high turnover, you can meet a wide variety of people and exposed to different cultures.
What is the most memorable moment of your tour here, so far? I had arrived at Osan with a broken leg, so the best memory I have had so far was when I finally got well enough to walk around without crutches and start going out adventuring in the country.
What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? Attending Silver Flag; I had a blast that week.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? I guess winning the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge.
Who are your role models? Carl Sagan. That dude was cool.