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Weasel of the Week | Airman 1st Class Cesar Sida

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  • By Airman 1st Class Isaac Nicholson
  • 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Where are you from?
I’m from Havasu City, Arizona.

Why did you decide to join the Air Force?
I wanted to challenge myself and try something new. My wife was very supportive of that decision, partially because she comes from a military family.
How long have you been at Shaw?
I’ve been at Shaw for a little more than a year.

What is one Air Force resource you found that is incredibly beneficial?
For my wife and me, it would have to be our insurance benefits. We recently had a son and the coverage and care we received during that process was extremely helpful.

What is your favorite part of South Carolina?
So far, I really enjoy the variety of activities you can find here. Being in the middle of the state means that we are close to a lot of interesting places.

What is your favorite part of your hometown?
I enjoy the mountainous terrain and fun outdoor activities like biking, lake days and cliff jumping.

How would you describe a normal day for you?
I will definitely say that you are on your toes each day and every day is different. There are some days that aren’t so busy and things are a little slow, and then there are days where a lot of jets are flying and we get called out to solve different discrepancies. I learn something new every day.

What is one word that describes how you lead?
I try to lead with empathy. A good leader is going to not only look out for their people but also put themselves in their shoes.

What is your favorite sport?
I’m a football fan and my favorite team is the Patriots.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
I wish people knew how much attention to detail is helpful to being a maintainer.

What is your least favorite part of your job? How do you make sure it gets done?
I’m personally not a huge fan of keeping track of the vehicle programs. It usually consists of things like making sure our work vehicles are up to date on their paperwork, mileage and any other discrepancies. I try to take some days where I’m not so busy, sit down and knock it all out in one day. Its not hard, just tedious work.

What is your favorite part of the job?
I really just enjoy being a part of something bigger than myself. I love applying myself to something that is part of a greater good.

What would you like to say to the people back home?
I hope that all of my family in Arizona is taking care of themselves. Just know that I’m alright because I have my wife and son here with me.