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Weasel of the Week | Senior Airman Timothy Long

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  • By Senior Airman Dallin Wrye
  • 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Weasel of the Week series asks Team Shaw to share their experiences, Air Force spirit and personalities. We sat down with Senior Airman Timothy Long, 79th Fighter Generation Squadron support technician, to get to know him and his job. Long supplies equipment to maintainers and services tools for cleanliness and reliability. He plans on obtaining his CCAF and eventually retiring from the Air Force.

Where are you from?
I’m from Whiteville, NC.

Why did you decide to join the Air Force?
I joined the Air Force because it is a family tradition and I wanted to be a part of something greater than myself.

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

What is one Air Force resource you found that is incredibly beneficial?
An Air Force resource I find incredibly beneficial is all of the activities that are available to my family by the various base programs.

What is your favorite part of South Carolina?
My favorite part is being so close to my family and friends.

What is your favorite part of your hometown?
My favorite part of my hometown are my family and friends. I have a lot of people there that have helped shape who I am over the years.

How would you describe a normal day for you?
On a normal day, I wake up, pray, shower, play guitar for an hour or so, get ready, go to work, come home and then sleep.

What is one word that describes how you lead?

What is your favorite sport? Team?
My favorite sport is football. My favorite team is the Carolina Panthers.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
There is a lot more to this job than sitting at a counter and checking tools in and out. There are programs to make sure everything is good to go so maintainers can work on the jet. We also ensure we have all the equipment ready for TDY’s and deployments.

What is your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of my job is being in a position to help other people.

What would you like to say to the people back home?
Thank you to each and every one of you who have believed in me and helped mold me into the person that I am today.