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Weasel of the Week | Airman 1st Class Andrew Roux

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U.S. Airman 1st Class Andrew Roux, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, stands for a photo at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina, July 16, 2021. Roux was named Weasel of the Week, which recognizes Shaw AFB members and asks them to share their experiences, Air Force spirit and personalities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Nicholson)

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U.S. Airman 1st Class Andrew Roux, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, is recognized as this week’s Weasel of the Week (WOW) at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina, July 12, 2021. WOW recognizes Shaw AFB members and asks them to share their experiences, Air Force spirit and personalities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Sanders)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Where are you from?
I’m from Covington, Louisiana.

Why did you decide to join the Air Force?
Much of my family has served at some point. It’s kind of a rite of passage.

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

What is one Air Force resource you found that is incredibly beneficial?
The Rising 4 and booster clubs are both really great. They’re good resources to get new Airmen involved when they arrive at a new base.

What is your favorite part of South Carolina?
I really enjoy being near the beach and the mountains at the same time. I could go hiking one weekend but I could also go to the beach if I wanted to.

What is your favorite part of your hometown?
I really enjoy the fact that my hometown is so close to New Orleans. I like watching the Saints play. The city has a big sports culture, so going to games is one of my favorite things to do.

How would you describe a normal day for you?
A normal day can consist of anything. I like updating maps, doing contingency work or surveying outside. I could be surveying anything the base needs mapped, such as electrical lines, border lines or sewer lines.

What is one word that describes how you lead?
I think I lead through representation.

What is your favorite sport?
Definitely football. My favorite team is the Louisiana State University tigers.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
I wish people could see the scope of our work and know how much we have our hands on. I wish people knew how much our job intersects with other jobs and how much we do for the rest of the base.

What is your least favorite part of your job? How do you make sure it gets done?
I’m not really a fan of paperwork. Whether it’s for deploying, or whatever aspect it takes, it can be kind of time consuming. In order to get it done I have to remain diligent, add it to my priority list and once it comes around I just have to do it.

What is your favorite part of the job?
I really love the fact that no two requests are the same. It gives me variety every day. I love knowing that I can come to work and do something different than I was doing yesterday.

What would you like to say to the people back home?
I hope my family and friends know how much I appreciate them.