Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Keith Rice

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Name: SrA Keith D. Rice

Unit:  51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron/36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit

Job title: Propulsion Systems Journeyman

Job description and its impact on the overall mission:  Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, modifies, tests, and repairs 28 installed F100-GE-F110 engines worth $75M.  Collects, analyzes and decodes data based on unscheduled engine removals, and engine monitoring system data.  Replaces, inspects and modifies installed engines and components supporting training and contingency operations.  Bottom line, without him the flight line would be quite.

Time in the military: 4 years 6 months

Time at Osan:  2 years 6 months

DEROS:  Feb 15

Family: Single

Hometown:  Oakland, CA

Hobbies:  Gym, lifting.  Vaping (not just using them, but also constructing electric cigarettes) and watching movies.

Why did you join the military?  Travel the world and for education.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years?  At least a tech by then.

What do you do for fun here?  Love to cook, and BBQ.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story?  Meeting people through the Air Force, especially other engine technicians.  The Holidays are a favorite time of the year.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?  AS in electronics and being in the position that I can take care of my parents.

Who are your role models?  Father.