Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Wynee Diaz

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Unit: 51st Fighter Wing Safety Office

Job title: Ground Safety Technician

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: As a Wing Safety technician I manage and conduct safety programs. I instruct safety courses, evaluate, inspect, and analyze mishap causes and trends, and assess risks in areas and activities that eliminate mishap potentials that will prevent our Airmen from the next mishap while ensuring a safe working environment is provided to every Airman.

Time in the military: 8 years

Time at Osan: 5 months

DEROS: Nov 2011

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Hobbies: Watching sports, Dr. Oz, shopping, eating and motorcycle riding.

Why did you join the military? After seeing my only sibling deploy after Sept. 11, I wanted to do my part and serve the greatest country in the world.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? If I'm no longer in the military in 10 years I see myself as a registered nurse in South Florida or Arizona.

What do you do for fun here? I like going on ITT trips around the country and going out to local Songtan restaurants with friends; just enjoying the company and the culture.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? Being a member of the Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard. There is no better feeling than honoring the men and women who served before me. The pride and honor is just so high.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Completing two CCAF degrees in both my previous and current AFSC and being recognized for an excellent job down range in my first one-deep position!

Who are your role models? My AF mentor/role model who just retired and has guided and mentored me through my Air Force career: Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Walker, and my parents. I've got the role model parents. My entire family is still very close despite living across the world. They are some of the strongest, most resilient people I have ever known.