Fairchild's Finest: Senior Airman Amanda Sampson

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  • By Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Nominee's Rank /Name: Senior Airman Amanda Sampson

Unit of assignment: 336th Training Support Squadron

Nominee's duty title:  Broadcast Journalist

Hometown and state: Virginia Beach, VA

What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB? 
My day-to-day routine varies. I'm fairly new to the mission here, but I directly support Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training and education by putting together videos that add to the students' learning experiences.

What do you enjoy about your job?
My favorite part of the job is interacting with people and getting to learn more about other career fields. It makes me proud when someone gets more excited about their job based on something I put together.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
I wanted to get away from home and do something different with my life. Joining was honestly the most spontaneous thing I've ever done, and I've never regretted it.

Single, no kids.

How long have you been in the military?
Four years.

What is your greatest accomplishment? 
One of my greatest accomplishments was making staff sergeant the first time.

What goals do you want to achieve or meet while at Fairchild AFB?
I'd like to earn my master's degree, go on a deployment, and continue fine tuning my editing and graphic skills as a broadcaster.

What are your hobbies? 
I love dancing, books and cooking.

What is your best habit?
I'd say my best habit is putting myself in other people's shoes and treating people the way I would want to be treated.

What is your favorite quote?
"Carpe Diem (Seize the day)." -The Roman poet Horace.

What are your favorite movies? 
All of the "Die Hard" and "Lethal Weapon" movies, the "Fast and Furious" series, "Dirty Dancing", "Last of the Mohicans", "Remember the Titans" and "White Chicks".

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her?
I was fortunate enough to work with Senior Master Sgt. Dwayne Gordon at my first base. He taught me the value of getting out from behind your desk and getting to know the people you work with on a personal level.

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why?
Vincent Van Gogh. I love his art and how he saw the world.

What Senior Airman Sampson's leadership is saying:

"Senior Airman Sampson displays a genuine concern for others, which, when coupled with her infectious attitude, gives her the ability to lead, inspire and mentor those around her. Since she arrived, she has consistently embodied excellence in all she does while eagerly seeking ways to serve in a larger capacity. We are lucky to have her as a part of our team!" said Tech. Sgt. Garry Mclean, 336th TRS NCO in charge of curriculum development.