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 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron chose Senior Airman Daniel Charles, Aircraft Electrical and Environmental systems journeyman, as their Wild Weasel of the Week.

What is your daily mission?
To make sure jets are ready to fly against all odds

What do you enjoy about your job?
I like being able to work hands-on with equipment rather than working a desk job all day. I used to work in construction, so I'm used to being working with tools.

Why did you choose to serve in the Air Force?
I chose to serve because of the educational benefits and the opportunity to travel the world and experience new places.

What is your favorite thing about living in Japan?
I enjoy the sushi and ramen, but especially the culture most of all because no matter where you go, the Japanese people are extremely respectful.

Who has been your best mentor and what have they taught you?
My grandfather taught me everything I know when it comes to using tools to fixing things on your own. He also taught me how to go through life and keep moving forward no matter what.

How long have you been stationed at Misawa?
3 years

How long have you been in the Air Force?
4 years

What goals do you want to meet while at Misawa?
Obtain my Community College of the Air Force degree.
What goals do you want to meet during your Air Force career?
I would like to get a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

Supervisor's comments:
"Senior Airman Charles is an essential part of the repair and maintenance of the F-16 Electrical and Environmental systems. He is a highly skilled technician who sets the standard for his peers. SrA Charles has demonstrated the ability to handle increased responsibility and has a bright future in the military." Tech. Sgt. Brian Story, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron specialist section chief.