Wild Weasel of the Week: Senior Airman Brittney Rogerson

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 Squadron chose Senior Airman Brittney Rogerson, test cell technician, to be their Wild Weasel of the Week

What is your daily mission? As a test cell technician, I help support Misawa's Centralized Repair Facility through troubleshooting, maintaining and operating as ground personnel for GE F110-100 and F110-129 engines. 

What do you enjoy about your job?  Knowing that we're the last step of the journey before the engine gets installed into the aircraft. Our job is extremely vital to maintaining the F-16 and its pilot. 

Why did you choose to serve in the Air Force?  I had debated for a few years over the decision to join and having family members who were veterans and currently serving helped convince me to finally decide to take the leap..I'm glad they did, as I feel like I finally have a career that myself, my family and my friends can be proud of. 

What is your favorite thing about living in Japan?  Japan is somewhere I have always dreamt of traveling to, and now I can say that I lived here, so that's awesome in itself.  If I had to pick just one favorite thing, it would have to be the amazing food!

Who has been your best mentor and what have they taught you? Tech. Sgt. Hugo Montanez and Tech. Sgt. David Gasdaska have taught me that good leadership is more than just saying the right thing, but doing the right thing as well. 

How long have you been stationed at Misawa? 3 years, 9 months

How long have you been in the Air Force? 4 years, 2 months

What goals do you want to meet while at Misawa? My main focus is to continue to succeed and progress though my AF career.  It's already been an interesting journey and I hope that the rest of my time here can be spent developing myself as a future leader and to continue to pursue my education.

What goals do you want to meet during your Air Force career?  I hope no matter how long my path in the Air Force is, that it is a rewarding one.  It's true when they say that time flies in this career, but I hope that I can make the most of it and retire knowing that I left a positive mark. 

Where's your hometown? Dover, PA

Supervisor's comments: "SrA Rogerson has always been a very sharp, focused Airman. It is easy to be her supervisor; she is definitely an important asset in our section." - Tech. Sgt. Hugo Montanez, Test Cell Section NCOIC