Senior Airman Christopher Niederhauser

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

Name: Senior Airman Christopher Niederhauser

Unit: 36th AMU

Job Title: Integrated Avionic Systems Technician

Job Description: As an Avionic Systems Technician, I am responsible for the maintaining all avionic systems on the F-16. These systems are responsible for fire control radar, navigation, instrumentation, communication, penetration and weapons accuracy.

Time in the military: 32 months

Time at Osan: 3 months

DEROS: November 2012

Family: I've been married for 2 years and have a 5 ½ month old daughter.
Hometown: Fletcher, Okla.

Hobbies: I love to read, spend time with friends, and play paintball, soccer and video games.

Why did you join the military? I joined the military to see the world, interact with new cultures and to receive the education benefits the military provides.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? I see myself with a degree, another child and after that, it's unknown. I take what life gives me and make the best of it.

What do you do for fun here?
I spend time with friends and try new foods.

What is your favorite Air Force memory or story? Truck talks -- you can learn some interesting things when you have a truck full of people while launching aircraft.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Nothing compares to being with my wife while she was giving birth to my daughter.

Who are your role models? My wife and my father are huge inspirations for me. There have also been a select few sergeants over the course of my career that have mentored me to help me understand some of the things we do and why we do them.