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 Luke Duncan, aircrew egress systems journeyman, as its Wild Weasel of the Week.

What's your daily mission?
I ensure the F-16 Fighting Falcon ejection system and all its explosives and safety components are serviceable and reliable. Between aircraft maintenance and  inspections,  I maintain our parts supply and ensure hazardous material items are properly stocked. I also track, order and document explosives we receive though the munitions storage area.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when I work on a seat and canopy in the shop and then I see that aircraft the next day land on the runway.  I also like ordering and receiving explosives, hazardous products and work material required to repair the egress system.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
I enlisted, so in 50 years when I look back, I have one thing for sure that I am proud to have done.

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from them?
Tech. Sgt. Claudio Brown taught me if you are not improving, you are wrong.  He also helped me focus on organizing my life goals and planning out the next few years of my life.

Time in Misawa:  9 months

Time in military:  3 years

What's your greatest accomplishment?
I graduated basic training and technical school.  I also have stayed out of legal troubles while still being able to have fun.

What goals do you want to achieve while in Misawa?
Promote to staff sergeant and finish my Community College of the Air Force degree.

Supervisor's remarks: "Senior Airman Luke Duncan's hard work ethic has greatly increased the section's maintenance production.  In the last week alone, he completed two ejection seat and canopy overhaul inspections, led three rocket installs, and revamped our bench stock program.   His initiative and professionalism have helped ensure the 35 MXS' Egress Section is ready to fight tonight with a dependable egress system, giving Misawa's pilot's 'Thrust they can trust!'" Master Sgt. Thomas Hakala