Square D Spotlight: Senior Airman Christopher Adams

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Adams, 352nd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, poses for a photo Sept. 2, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Adams earned the Square D Spotlight for exhibiting the Air Force’s core value: Service Before Self. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Adams, 352nd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, poses for a photo Sept. 2, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Adams earned the Square D Spotlight for exhibiting the Air Force’s core value: Service Before Self. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

RAF MILDENHALL, England --

Name and Rank: Senior Airman Christopher Adams

Unit: 352nd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Duty Title: Aerospace propulsion journeyman

Time in Service: 5 years

Time at Mildenhall: 16 months

Hometown: Tallassee, Ala.

Hobbies: Softball, snowboarding and any outdoor activity.

 
Core Value Portrayed: Service Before Self

Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?
To me it’s important to help protect friends and family back home, and it’s a great feeling knowing that the aircraft we generate help protect our loved ones and our nation.

What accomplishments during your Air Force career are you most proud of?
An accomplishment I’m most proud of was when I was selected for Senior Airman Below the Zone and the Special Operation Wing Airman of the Year for Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Fla.

What are your personal and/or professional goals?
A big personal goal for me is to get the chance to play for the Air Force softball team. My professional goal is to be the guy to call for any job, at any time and be able to accomplish it.

What is your favorite part of your job?
I love replacing motors, propellers or heavy maintenance, but I also love it when we run the aircraft and I am able to feel the sheer power it produces.

How does the individual portray that core value?
“Senior Airman Adams portrays Service Before Self in many ways,” said Tech. Sgt. Jerome Latham, 352nd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman. “Adams is always willing to lend a hand and is constantly trying to help out other shops in any way he can. This increases his knowledge of other Air Force Specialty Codes; which he then uses to train and better the younger Airmen that have been around for a while, but might have come off a different aircraft. We know we can rely on him to get the job done in a safe and timely manner. Adams is also involved in the community and around the base with volunteering for Airman Against Drunk Driving and saving lives, to helping out with the many events around base. He is also an avid softball player and dedicated many weekends to the base softball team. He will be coaching and leading the team next year. All of his actions speak volumes about his Service Before Self, but also to his Integrity and excellence in all he does. Adams is a go getter and a top notch Airman to work with. His job knowledge and leadership skills are excellent and I believe he will go far with his career in the USAF. He is a mentor to many of his fellow Airman and also a team player. These are all attributes he possesses and I’m proud to have him as a fellow engine troop!