Airman Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Apollo Shaffer

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Unit: 51st Munitions Squadron

Job title: Munitions systems, precision-guided munitions crew member

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Inspects, maintains, assembles/disassembles and tests AIM-9/120 and AGM-65/88 missiles. Performs operational testing/routine maintenance on missile test sets and support equipment assets. Documents maintenance for processing in Combat Ammunition System and Tactical Munitions Records System. Configures/loads munitions handling trailers in support of daily and contingency requirements for 51st Fighter Wing's F-16 and A-10 aircraft. I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.

Time in the military: Two years

Time at Osan: Six months

DEROS: April 2011

Family: Wife, Nicole

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Hobbies: Cars, travel, movies, books

Why did you join the military? To be a part of something important and meaningful, and to further my education.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? I'd like to finish up my education and become an officer, then later, retire.

What do you do for fun here? Gym, bike, and hang out with friends

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? Graduating Basic Military Training as an Honor Graduate.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Joining the Air Force and having the opportunity to travel and experience different cultures.

Who are your role models? My parents