Airman Spotlight: SrA Kostantinos Efstathiou
By 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 31, 2011
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.