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Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Shannon Wicks

Senior Airman Shannon Wicks, 51st Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Senior Airman Shannon Wicks, 51st Aerospace Medicine Squadron

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

Job title: Public Health journeyman

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Ensure personnel PCSing out are properly cleared and current on medical requirements upon departure from Osan AB. Manage medical review and distribution of security clearances. Oversee deployment/travel medicine to ensure personnel are medically prepared for official/personnel overseas travel.

Time in the military: Three years, seven months

Time at Osan: Five months

DEROS: September 2011

Family: Husband Jose, mother Delia, father Clayton, sisters Caressa and Tiffany

Hometown: Kapolei, Hawaii

Hobbies: Watching movies, going out for a good run

Why did you join the military? Both of my uncles served and I remember wanting to follow in their footsteps when I was younger.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? In 20 years I hope to be retired, living it up in Las Vegas with my husband

What do you do for fun here? Adventure around with good friends

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? Getting my very first coin by the Pacific Air Forces commander, who was at my basic training graduation ceremony.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Joining the military and making my family proud

Who are your role models? My uncle Johnny who served in the Army. If it wasn't for him teaching me discipline and respect at such an early age, I wouldn't be the person I am today.