Fairchild's Finest: Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lewis

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  • By Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Rank /Name:  Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lewis

Unit of assignment: 92nd Air Refueling Wing Command Post

Duty title:  Emergency Actions Controller

Home town and State: Port Orchard, Washington.

What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?
Flight following, emergency action message processing, and I provide notifications to base leadership of all significant events on the installation.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy the impact and the scope of responsibility our job covers. I enjoy knowing what's going on at the installation at all times.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
I was looking for stability at the time, as well as being able to travel and obtain education benefits. I also wanted to serve my country.

How long have you been in the military?
16 years and seven months.

What is your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment is my family and each of my eight deployments.

What goals do you want to achieve or meet while at Fairchild AFB?
My goal is to make master sergeant and retire from the military at 20 years here at Fairchild.

What are your hobbies?
My hobbies include spending as much time with my wife and boys as possible, working on cars/trucks, and football.

What is your best habit?
Learning to save money.

What is your favorite quote?
"Winners never quit and quitters never win."- Vince Lombardi

What are your favorite movies?
The Shawshank Redemption, the Bourne series, Wanted.

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him or her?
My first supervisor, retired Master Sgt. John Gaines. He taught me all I know about vehicle maintenance (my first job in the Air Force), as well as a lot about life, the military and finding a balance between the two.

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why?
Russell Wilson. I like his story, and he is one of the best role models I have seen.

"Tech. Sgt. Lewis is a sought-out leader and mentor to both the 92nd ARW and 141st ARW Command Post emergency actions controllers." - Master Sgt. Jesse Childers, 92nd ARW Command Post, NCO in Charge Command Post Operations.