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WOW: A1C Preston Danberg

U.S. Air Force Col. Derek O’Malley, 20th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, left, recognized Airman 1st Class Preston Danberg, 20th FW Command Post junior emergency action controller, as Weasel of the Week (WOW) at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 3, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Col. Derek O’Malley, 20th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, left, recognized Airman 1st Class Preston Danberg, 20th FW Command Post junior emergency action controller, as Weasel of the Week (WOW) at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 3, 2019. The WOW series highlights great Airmen and asks them to share their likes, dislikes, Air Force spirit and personalities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destani K. Matheny)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Every week 20th Fighter Wing leadership recognizes an outstanding member of weasel nation. The Weasel of the Week series asks Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina heroes, experts, and all-around great Airmen to share their likes, dislikes, Air Force spirit and personalities.

We sat down with Airman 1st Class Preston Danberg, 20th Fighter Wing command post junior emergency action controller, to get to know him and how he helps make the 20th FW command post the best in the Air Force. Danberg is best known for his awesome skills as an emergency action controller and his love of his wife and Goldendoodle. You can also catch him playing recreational basketball.

Where are you from?
I’m from Vancouver, Washington.

How long have you been at Shaw?
I have been at Shaw for about two and a half years.

What is your favorite part of South Carolina?
Definitely the food.

How would you describe a normal day?
Going through security checks, logging onto many different systems and standing by for something to happen.

What is your favorite sport? Team?
Football, and the Pittsburg Steelers all the way.

What is in your cargo pocket?
There is nothing in my cargo pocket.

What is one word that describes how you lead?
One word I would use is “quietly.”

What is one Air Force resource you found that is incredibly beneficial?
The Fitness Center.

What’s your outlook mailbox look like?
My outlook mailbox is extremely messy.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
Not really just one thing, it is more like everything. Just explaining my job does not give it enough credit, because it can be so different at any base. There is not just one blanket statement.

What is your least favorite task and how do you make sure you get it done?
My least favorite task would probably be writing bullets, because I just started doing that. Practice is the easiest way to get them done.

What is your favorite part of the job?
Being a voice for the commander and providing security to those on base.