America's Airman: A1C Kody E. Welsh
By Staff Report, 11th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 26, 2018
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. --
(America’s Airman is a weekly article highlighting a member of the JBA community)
Why do you serve?
I decided to serve so I could travel as well as introduce myself to new and different opportunities.
How does your job impact the wing's mission?
I’m a firefighting and refueling vehicle technician responsible for servicing the Airfields support equipment which keep the many missions on Joint Base Andrews moving. It’s my responsibility to inspect, troubleshoot and repair some of the most sophisticated vehicles in the Air Force. We perform bumper-to-bumper maintenance and ensure each piece of equipment is safe and serviceable. We also perform maintenance to the snow removal equipment and provide 24-hour maintenance support during snow removal operations. Many people on this installation, as well as down range, depend on me to do my job to the best of my ability. Doing my job ensures the mission at JBA goes uninterrupted.
What's been your favorite assignment/TDY and why?
My favorite temporary duty was to Wichita Falls, Texas, where I attend refueling maintenance school. There, I received a top-notch maintenance education. It expanded my knowledge and provided me with the opportunity to share my experience with other technicians. At the schoolhouse, I learned vehicle operations as well as vehicle capabilities. Although refueling maintenance is contracted here, attending this school provided me with a special skillset that I'll need when I'm called upon to deploy.