Fairchild's Finest: Senior Airman Matthew Rehagen

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  • By Airman Sean Campbell
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Rank/ Name: Senior Airman Matthew Rehagen

Unit of assignment: 92nd Medical Support Squadron

Duty title: Biomedical Equipment Technician

Hometown and state: Jefferson City, Missouri

What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?
I repair and maintain all biomedical devices for the 92nd Medical Group, 141st Air Refueling Wing, 336th Training Support Squadron and the 446th Airlift Wing. I ensure every piece of equipment used in patient care is operating as intended, which enables the medical provider to treat patients effectively and efficiently.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy being the guy behind the scenes that can have an impact on every section in our medical group, especially when I am able to creatively solve a problem.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?         
I was tired of my civilian job, and my two best friends joined.

Time in military: Three and a half years.

What goals do you want to achieve or meet while at Fairchild AFB? 
I want to complete my Community Collage of the Air Force degree and make Staff Sgt.

Hobbies: Working out and watching Netflix.

Your best habit: I am good at staying positive, even when things aren't going well. I always try to lighten the mood.

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her?
My favorite mentor is my direct supervisor, Staff Sgt. Logan Kendrick.  I've learned about everything from the military to finances from him.

What others are saying about this week's Fairchild Finest:
"Senior Airman Rehagen is the type of Airmen that we want in all aspects of the United States Air Force. He epitomizes the Air Force Core Values, customs and courtesies, and is always taking the initiative to get things done both at work and in his personal life. As he goes through the ranks, I know he will grow to be a great leader and mentor for others to follow," said Tech. Sgt. James Ash.