Wild Weasel of the Week: Senior Airman DeQuinn Cooper

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 Force Support Squadron chose Senior Airman Dequinn Cooper, falcon feeder store room manager, as its Wild Weasel of the Week.

What's your daily mission?
To order, store and account for all the food items and supplies in the dining facility. I also check the quality of the food to make sure everything meets Air Force and public health standards.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy the challenge of coming to work every day and doing something different. I also enjoy the people I work with because we all communicate very well together.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
To continue my education and travel the world.

What is your favorite thing about being in Japan?
The people are amazing and I love the culture here.

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from them?
Technical Sergeant Dion Jordan gave me all the tools I need to be successful in the Air Force. I can always count on Sergeant Jordan if I need advice or help.

Time in Misawa: 2.5 Years

Time in military: 3 Years

Goals you want to achieve or meet while in Misawa?
I would like to continue my education and obtain my Community College of the Air Force degree. I would also like to climb Mount Fuji.

Supervisor's remarks:
"Senior Airman Dequinn Cooper is a level-headed Airman who always focuses on the task at hand but also knows how to keep priorities in order. Working as the storeroom manager, he has multiple tasks to ensure our facility is always stocked with needed products. His role is vital to keep food operations successful. His positive demeanor and focus on school has helped motivate fellow Airmen to get involved in their career progression. Cooper is a good example of a team player who helps support and motivates others, especially when it comes to school and career." - TSgt. Boris Hyczko, 35th Force Support Squadron falcon feeder manager.