Fairchild's Finest: Airman 1st Class Savaun Carter

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  • By Airmen 1st Class Sean Campbell
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Rank /Name:  Airman 1st Class Savaun Carter

Unit of assignment: 92nd Maintenance Squadron

Duty title:  Munitions Storage crew chief

Home town and State: Brook Park, Ohio

What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?
I maintain the security of the munitions storage area and provide mission support and training to various organizations.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy the learning experience and on-the-job-training I am able to attain from my supervisors and peers around me. Additionally, being in a smaller shop creates a better work-friendly atmosphere I can't find anywhere else.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
I joined to take advantage of the education benefits. My father and uncle both enlisted in the Air Force, so I'm following in their footsteps.

I am married to my high school sweetheart Sarah Carter and we have a four-month-old daughter Sienna Rose Carter.

How long have you been in the military?
One year and three months

What is your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment is being accepted into the world's greatest Air Force and making my father proud.

What goals do you want to achieve or meet while at Fairchild AFB?
I would like to earn my Associates Degree in Biology and work hard enough to deserve a Below the Zone promotion.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy playing basketball, taking walks with my wife and daughter, and weekend gaming with my co-workers and friends.

What is your best habit?
My persistence is my best habit; I will not quit or give up if I don't get something right the first time. I will give 100 percent effort until I achieve my goal.

What is your favorite quote?
"I shall not fear no man but God though I walk through the valley of death" - Tupac Shakur a little spin off of the bible verse, but because my father loved Tupac that became my favorite when he passed away.

What are your favorite movies?
My favorite movie is Disney's "Cars" because I'm still a kid at heart.

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him or her?
My grandmother is my favorite mentor. She raised me since I was two years-old. If there's one thing she taught me it's to always chase your dreams, never give up because the moment you do, that dream will fade away and you'll regret never doing it.

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why?
I would without a doubt choose my dad, for the fact I can no longer see him. When he passed I was just getting to Fairchild so I never had the chance to say goodbye to him.

"Airman Carter is the prime example of a 'hard-charging' Airman. He consistently surpasses standards without hesitation. He completed his upgrade training six months ahead of schedule with excellent scores, he can accomplish any task. His inexhaustible work ethic is contagious for other Airmen, improving the morale and motivation of others. Whether it's being president of our squadron booster club or leading volunteer opportunities, he illuminates what it means to be a member of the United States Air Force." - Staff Sgt. Kenneth Chudoba, 92nd Maintenance Squadron munitions accountability technician.