Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Renea Brooks
/ Published October 31, 2010
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --
Unit: 51st Civil Engineer Squadron
Job title: Operations Management craftsman
Job description and its impact on the overall mission: My job touches every aspect of the installation including the facilities, utilities, roads, and flight line; all CES work requests are called in and brought to my office. I also help manage the work flow for 11 shops, roughly 260 personnel not including all facility managers base-wide. During exercises and real world disasters, such as Typhoon Kompasu, I work out of the Disaster Control Center receiving inputs from the base population and coordinating information flow from our response and repair teams to the Emergency Operations Center.
Time in the military: Eight years
Time at Osan: Nine months
DEROS: January 2011
Family: Bonnie and Mike Allen (mother and step-father), Wareen Green (father), Andrew Brooks (spouse), Jacen and Arick Brooks (sons)
Hometown: Alamogordo, N.M.
Hobbies: I enjoy photography, scrapbooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Why did you join the military? I joined the military to follow in my families' footsteps, and to travel the world.
Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? In 20 years, I see myself retired with a part time job, and the rest of the time babysitting my grandkids.
What do you do for fun here? I enjoy hanging out with friends, going to the gym and watching movies.
What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? My favorite memory is when I graduated Basic Military Training - the accomplishment that I felt in myself for making it all the way through, and the proud look on my parents face.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? In the military, my biggest accomplishment was making staff sergeant. In life, my biggest accomplishment was giving birth to my children.
Who are your role models? My role model is my mother - she was in the military for 20 years and retired when I was 18. On top of serving in the military she was a single parent for 10 years of that time. She is a very independent person and she taught me that no matter what, I can make it through anything.