Warrior of the Week: Senior Airman Jordan Kissinger

Senior Airman Jordan Kissinger, 319th Operations Support Squadron airfield management, communicates through the radio to pass along pertinent information on the flightline on Aug. 6, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Kissinger was named the 319th Air Base Wing Warrior of the Week for the first week of August 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/released)

Senior Airman Jordan Kissinger, 319th Operations Support Squadron airfield management, communicates through the radio to pass along pertinent information on the flightline on Aug. 6, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Kissinger was named the 319th Air Base Wing Warrior of the Week for the first week of August 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/released)

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Rank and name: Senior Airman Jordan Kissinger

Unit: 319th Operations Support Squadron

Duty Title: Airfield Management

Time in service: 3 years, 3 months

Time on station: 2 years, 10 months

Hometown: Shippensburg, Pa.

Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?
Serving in the Air Force is important to me because it gives me a great sense of pride being a part of something greater than myself.

What moment or accomplishment as a Warrior of the North are you most proud of and why?
I am most proud of an award that I received this year as the 319th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management Journeyman of the year for 2014.

What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is the sense of pride I get from training new troops. It's extremely rewarding to watch them progress as they advance towards occupational proficiency.

Who inspires you and why?
There have been many people that I have sought advice and council from but, no specific person inspires me as of right now. My motivation comes from within. I know what it's like to fail and I know what it's like to succeed. I choose the later because I never want to experience the feeling of failure again.

What's the first thing that made you think Grand Forks AFB is a cool place other than the temperature or weather?
In a larger base it can be easy to get lost in the crowd. So for me, the coolest thing about Grand Forks is the sense of togetherness and comradery that comes from being at a small base.