Warrior of the Week: Senior Airman Charles Farber

Senior Airman Charles Farber, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations journeyman, hooks up a truck to a tow line Sept. 17, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Farber was selected as the Warrior of the Week for the fourth week of September 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks/Released)

Senior Airman Charles Farber, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations journeyman, hooks up a truck to a tow line Sept. 17, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Farber was selected as the Warrior of the Week for the fourth week of September 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks/Released)

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
Name: Senior Airman Charles Farber 

Unit: 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron 

Duty title: Vehicle Operations Journeyman

Time in service:  3 years

Time on station:  2 years, 7 months

Hometown:  Motley, Minnesota

Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?

Serving in the Air Force is important to me because I know at the end of the day no matter what base I'm on or what country I am in it I will be making a difference. I might not be able to see it happening, but I know that my work is making a difference.

What moment or accomplishment as a Warrior of the North are you most proud of and why?

Working with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been my favorite accomplishment so far. It was out of the ordinary for us to be moving huge equipment around in a muddy field and using a forklift to unload equipment to get the project going. Knowing what we were able to support and how it affected the Air Force makes me feel like I've done something not many people have been able to do.

What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of my job would have to be wrecker and vehicle recovery support.

Who or what inspires you and why?

My sister is a huge inspiration to me because she was my biggest inspiration to join the military. Hearing all of her stories from her deployments and about how her unit was helping the people in different countries to survive really made me want to be like her and like my father who was in the Army. After I went to her retirement ceremony and saw all the people thanking her for her service, I knew I had to join.

What's the first thing that made you think Grand Forks Air Force Base was a cool place other than the temperature or weather? 

The outdoors is the first thing I think about when it comes to Grand Forks AFB. I grew up in an area similar to this where I had many chances to go hunting and fishing.

Do you have any military service family members or anyone close to you that has served? If so when and where did they serve?

My father served in the Army infantry during the Vietnam War and my sister also served 20 years in the Navy Seabees as a heavy equipment operator.