Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Cameron Hansen

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Unit: 51st Maintenance Group

Job title: F-16 squadron lead crew member

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Responsible for aircraft weapons loading training and certification for F-16 weapons load crews. Evaluates weapons load crew proficiency on fighter wing unit-committed munitions. Fulfills random spot inspections related to aircraft munitions and explosive handling, loading, and unloading tasks. Works directly for the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons section when deployed and during all contingency operations.

Time in the military: Three years

Time at Osan: Five months

DEROS: April 2011

Family: Mother, Katie Lijewski and father, Rick Hansen

Hometown: Casper, Wyo.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and anything that has to do with the outdoors.

Why did you join the military? I joined the military to see the world and to further my education.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? I see myself in 10 years as still being in the active-duty Air Force, traveling and seeing the world. In 20 years, I see myself living back home in Wyoming and relaxing doing all the outdoor things I like to do.

What do you do for fun here? I travel around Korea going sightseeing and hang out with friends.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? My favorite Air Force memory would be when I deployed with the 23rd Fighter Squadron. My expeditor and I were walking out of a hardened aircraft shelter and we heard the alarm go off and rushed back into the shelter as fast as we could. We found out later that they were only testing the alarm system on the base. We had a good laugh about it as well as everyone else who saw us rushing back.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Being selected for promotion to staff sergeant on my first attempt.

Who are your role models? One role model would have to be my first supervisor who taught me everything and more about the Air Force and about life in general. My family would be my other role models who raised me to who I am today.