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Weasel of the Week | Staff Sgt Kione Hayes

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  • By Airman 1st Class Isaac Nicholson
  • 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Where are you from?
I’m from Fort Hood, Texas.

Why did you decide to join the Air Force?
I had friends and family that were in and it looked like they were having a good time.

How long have you been at Shaw?
I’ve been at Shaw for almost six months.

What is one Air Force resource you found that is incredibly beneficial?
I would have to say tuition assistance. I think school is too expensive.

What is your favorite part of South Carolina?
I really enjoy being close to the beach. Since I’m from the middle of Texas, I’ve never been this close to the beach before.

What is your favorite part of your hometown?
I love that my hometown isn’t too big or too little. It seems like everybody knows everybody.

How would you describe a normal day for you?
A normal day for me consists of me budgeting from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the money from vehicle management. I also have to make sure our tools are calibrated and in their proper place for our mechanics.

What is one word that describes how you lead?
I lead with passion. I really try to make sure that everyone under me is taken care of. My motto is, “We all eat together or we all starve together.”

What is your favorite sport?
My favorite sport is football and my favorite team is the Indianapolis Colts.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
I wish people understood that we’re separate from mechanics. We don’t actually work on the vehicles, but instead run diagnostics and keep up with when they require a servicing.

What is your least favorite part of your job? How do you make sure it gets done?
My least favorite part of the job has to be the banking aspect. However, I make sure I dedicate an hour each morning to it, so I can enjoy the rest of my day.

What is your favorite part of the job?
I really just enjoy having a relationship with the people in my office. Family and comradery both really mean a lot to me.

What would you like to say to the people back home?
I want my family to know that I love them and thank them for supporting me.