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WOW: Airman Slevinsky

U.S. Air Force Airman Peter Slevinsky, 20th Force Support Squadron force management technician, was recognized as Weasel of the Week (WOW) at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 3, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Airman Peter Slevinsky, 20th Force Support Squadron force management technician, was recognized 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. --

We sat down with Airman Peter Slevinsky, 20th Force Support Squadron force management technician, to get to know him and how he helps make the 20th FSS the best in the Air Force. Slevinsky is best known for his awesome skills as a force management technician and his ability to bring morale to his office. You can also catch him having jam sessions with his friends, playing classic rock and metal, and gaming with friends.

Where are you from?
Connecticut.

Why did you decide to join the Air Force?
The job I used to have, was just me stacking boxes for 8 hours, and I didn’t want to do that for the rest of my life. My brother was in the Air Force and I saw what the Air Force did for him so I wanted in too.

How long have you been at Shaw?
I’ve been at Shaw for about a year and a half, and I’ve enjoyed it ever since.

What is your favorite part of South Carolina?
I really enjoy the warm weather.

How would you describe a normal day?
We’re always busy, either answering questions through emails or phone calls.

What is your favorite sport? Team?
My favorite sport is skateboarding and there aren’t really skateboarding teams but my favorite individual athlete would be Nyjah Huston.

What is in your cargo pocket?
My wallet.

What is one word that describes how you lead?
One word that describes how I lead is “compassionate.”

What is one Air Force resource you found that is incredibly beneficial?
The Airman Family Readiness Center, they helped me a lot with my budgeting skills.

What’s your outlook mailbox look like?
Well, I’ve been on leave for about a month, so right now I’m trying to play catch-up with my 568 unread emails.

What is one thing you wish you knew when you first got to Shaw?
I wish I knew all the cool things the surrounding community has to offer however, the process of going out and slowly exploring new areas was half the fun.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
The process of how we do each and every job. It’s not like we can go in, flip a switch and immediately fix the problem. There’s a process that has to be completed for anything to happen.

What is your least favorite task and how do you make sure you get it done?
Updating anything. Every update in our system takes 24 hours to be up, so say there’s a mistake in an update, we have to wait another 24 hours to fix it.

What is your favorite part of the job?
What I enjoy about being a personalist is helping people. It’s satisfying to me to be able to help people around me and this base.