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Weasel of the Week | Staff Sgt Chandler Didricksen

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

Why did you decide to join the Air Force?
I joined the Air Force to see the world. I’ve been stationed at Ramstein Air Base and Royal Air Force Mildenhall so I’ve definitely seen a lot.

How long have you been at Shaw?
I’ve been here for almost three years.

What is one Air Force resource you found that is incredibly beneficial?
I would say that the mental health clinic has been one of the most helpful places that I have gone to.

What is your favorite part of South Carolina?
My wife and I really enjoy going to the national parks around here with our dog.

What is your favorite part of your hometown?
I would have to say that good friends and my family are my favorite part of home.

How would you describe a normal day for you?
I keep myself busy by working with a lot of the mission partners we have here at Shaw. I help make sure that they have all the tools that they need to stay connected to the unclassified and classified systems from here to downrange.

What is one word that describes how you lead?
I believe I lead with honesty. True and accurate information is vital to my job.

What is your favorite sport? Team?
My favorite sport is golf, which I played all four years of high school. My dad says I’m a Bears fan by default since I was born in Chicago.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
I wish people knew how much time it can take to make exceptions that allow certain programs and software to run that were not previously allowed.

What is your least favorite part of your job? How do you make sure it gets done?
On the first of each month we take on a task called communications security destruction. It has a lot of moving pieces with certain time frames in which objectives need to be taken care of. To make sure it gets done simply requires good motivation.

What is your favorite part of the job?
I love trying to learn new processes and teaching them to others.

What would you like to say to the people back home?
I hope my family knows I love and miss them very much.