Wild Weasel of the Week: Senior Airman Robert Dickinson

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 Maintenance Group chose Senior Airman Robert Dickinson, squadron load crew member, as its Wild Weasel of the Week.

What is your daily mission?
To train and evaluate Misawa AB aircraft armament technicians on the loading and downloading procedures of munitions, bombs and missiles.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy the feeling I have after I train the members of a load crew and they perform with no discrepancies. 

Why did you choose to serve in the Air Force?
So I could serve my country, along with challenging and improving myself.

What is your favorite thing about living in Japan?
I enjoy snowboarding and the Japanese culture.

Who has been your best mentor and what have they taught you?
Tech. Sgt. Jason Tyrrell has taught me valuable lessons that have made my life easier in my day-to-day job as an aircraft armament technician and squadron lead crew member. He has taught time management and has given me good insight to complete additional duties outside of my main job. 

How long have you been stationed at Misawa? 3 years

How long have you been in the Air Force? 5 years

What goals do you want to meet while at Misawa?
I would like to obtain my Community College of the Air Force degree and excel at Airman Leadership School.

What goals do you want to meet during your Air Force career?
I would like to complete my bachelor's degree.

Supervisor's comments on why you were selected:
"Senior Airman Dickinson was selected because he is the consummate Airman. Within the weapons community, you would be hard pressed to find another Airman whose commitment and dedication to the mission match his, much less exceed it. I would also be bold enough to not limit that statement just to the weapons community. Airmen like Dickinson make it nothing short of impossible for America's enemies to sleep at night. Furthermore, Airman Dickinson directly contributes to our Air Force being known as the greatest Air Power the world has ever seen. I also have the utmost faith in Airman Dickinson keeping it that way." - Tech. Sgt. Patrick Connell, 35 MXG lead squadron crew