Each week a member of the 35th Fighter Wing is selected as the Wild Weasel of the Week. This individual is recognized based on superior performance, outstanding work ethic, and overall good conduct and discipline.

The 35th Civil Engineer Squadron chose Senior Airman Jude Stueckle, emergency management journeyman as their Wild Weasel of the Week.

What is your daily mission?
I primarily review Emergency Management and training plans for the base as well as to respond to hazards materials and chemical biological radiological and nuclear incidents.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy the response side. In my career I've responded to a few suspicious package incidents as well as HAZMAT spills.

Why did you choose to serve in the Air Force?
I knew I wanted to join the military and my parents were both Air Force veterans, so it seemed like the right choice and so far it has been.

What is your favorite thing about living in Japan?
I like to travel all over Japan and snowboard as much as possible.  

Who has been your best mentor and what have they taught you?
Tech. Sgt. Rosario has been my best mentor. His motto is "beyond reproach." Meaning you need to be a stellar example of an Airman who people can look to for leadership and guidance.

How long have you been stationed at Misawa?
I've been here for nine months, since May 2015.

How long have you been in the Air Force?
I've been in the Air Force for a little over four years and I love every minute of it.

What goals do you want to meet while at Misawa?
I'm striving to make staff sergeant this year and sometime before I sew on to get those last few credits I need to finish my CCAF. Aside from that, explore as much of this country as possible.

What goals do you want to meet during your Air Force career?
To continue to make rank and hopefully stay overseas for as long as possible and see as much of the world as I can.

Supervisor's comments:
"Senior Airman Stueckle is the linchpin of Emergency Management plans and programs.  He is a model Airman in the 35 CES Readiness and Emergency Management Flight, setting the example day in and day out.  His ability to adapt to issues as they arise and his dedication to customer service allows him to successfully manage multiple Wing level programs.  These traits were evident through his most recent performance as the "First-In" and "Lead-Tech" for Emergency Management and Bio Engineering during a suspicious package incident at the Misawa Post Office.  Additionally, he dispatched and coordinated over $300,000 of government assets and coordinated 12 technicians during an emergency hazardous waste spill at the MSOC area.  Because of his efforts all parties were safe and the environmental impacted was minor," said Tech. Sgt. Alexander Kresge, the 35 CES NCO in charge of plans and operations.