Airman Spotlight: SrA Kostantinos Efstathiou

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Name: Senior Airman Kostantinos Efstathiou

Unit: 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit

Job title: Electrical and Environmental system specialist

Job description and its impact on the overall mission:
· Identifies, isolates/repairs aircraft malfunctions on F-16 C/D electrical/environmental systems
· Fabricates, replaces, repairs/modifies electrical wire harnesses/utilizes test equipment to evaluate system integrity
· Adheres to published guidelines, technical orders, examines, services aircraft, performs aircraft handling procedures
· Maintains inspections/aircraft maintenance data records in supporting training/combat aircraft contingency operations

Time in the military: 5 years

Time at Osan: 8 months

DEROS: January 13, 2012

Hometown: Astoria Queens, New York

Hobbies: Hiking, weight lifting, and watching movies.

Why did you join the military? To serve my country and to go to college.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? Working as a physical therapist in a rehabilitation facility or hospital.

What do you do for fun here? Go on ITT trips, read, play football, and barbeque.

What is the best part of being at Osan? Specialist weekend barbeques

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? Launching and watching the B-1 bomber take off at night with all four engines in full afterburner while being deployed.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Deploying to Afghanistan

Who are your role models? My Mother. She came to America when she was in her early 20's and didn't have much money but she worked three jobs and went to night school to become a supervisor for Specialty Practices at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She proved that with hard work and determination you can accomplish anything.