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Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Brittany Niland

Senior Airman Brittany Niland, 51st Communications Squadron

Senior Airman Brittany Niland, 51st Communications Squadron

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Unit: 51st Communications Squadron Radar Maintenance

Job title: Ground radar systems technician

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Troubleshoots and maintains Osan AB air traffic control radar system and weather radar. Radar provides air coverage supporting more than 45,000 Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Forces Korea, 7th Air Force and 51st Fighter Wing annual mission sorties.

Time in the military: Four years

Time at Osan: Five months

DEROS: May 2011

Family: Two older brothers and my parents.

Hometown: Rock Springs, Wyo.

Hobbies: Reading, traveling, arts and crafts, watching movies

Why did you join the military? I joined the military to travel, get an education, and get some real-world experience.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years: Being a chief master sergeant, earning a master's degree in accounting and on my way to owning a business.

What do you do for fun here? I go on Information Tickets and Travel trips, get out and see Korea, hang out with my friends, try new restaurants, watch movies, and read both for learning and for pleasure.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? My favorite Air Force experience was deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan. I feel like I am a part of history now that I was able to support Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Deciding to join the military and pursue my dreams. So far I have experienced and learned a lot and I look forward to all the new experiences I will have at my next duty station.

Who are your role models? My role model is my older brother Keith. He works really hard for what he wants and he doesn't let anyone walk all over him.