SHAW AIR FORCE BASE --
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 Linda Justice, 20th Medical Group medical readiness trainer, to find out more about her.
Name: Mrs. Linda Justice
Unit: 20th MDG
Job: Medical Readiness Trainer
Hometown: Morristown, Tennessee
Short Term Goals: To continue to support her family.
Long Term Goals: To remain thankful, give back whenever possible and retire at a house on a lake in Tennessee.
Time at Shaw AFB: 25 years
What do you like about your job?
I like the fact that, in my position, I get to know the entire medical group staff and everybody who works in all our building on campus.
I try to get to know everybody as they in-process. I ask them if they are married, do they have kids or are they buying a house. When I’m doing this, I always try mention I’m retired military, and I do that so they understand my personality a little more. I think I’m a little more abrasive than some civilians are, but that’s just because of the job. I don’t have time to be chasing people down, so there are times where I think they understand my personality more when they understand I’m retired military.
What do you think is something people don’t understand or may take for granted about your job?
We realize how busy our staff is here taking care of our patients, so we do our best to make things easier. For example, the staff is personally responsible to make sure their mobility folders are posted (in an online database). Instead of telling them to go online to update their information, we try to do those things for them.
Who are you when you’re not working?
I’m a shorts, t-shirt and flip flops country girl who likes to put her hands in the dirt, camp, fish and hike. When I retire, I want to be able to get up every morning, go out to my back porch and drink a cup of coffee as I watch the sun rise over a lake.