Fairchild's Finest: Staff Sgt. Adam Fillman

  • Published
  • By Airman 1st Class Taylor Bourgoeus
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Fairchild's Finest is a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing members of Team Fairchild.

Staff Sgt. Adam Fillman

Unit of assignment:
92nd Maintenance Squadron

Duty title:
Metals Technology Journeyman

Hometown and state:
Alpharetta, Georgia

What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild Air Force Base?
I work in the fabrication flight metals technology section. We maintain 35 KC-135 Stratotankers, three UH-1N Iroquois helicopters, and 493 pieces of aerospace ground equipment by operating manual/computer numerical controlled lathes, mills and precision measuring tools. We also design and manufacture non-procurable and non-aircraft parts by utilizing technical orders or blue prints. Finally, we weld, braze, forge, heat treat and solder metal alloys.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I love learning a new skill, specifically computer-aided design software. I enjoy operating the CNC machines and the water jet. I love nothing more than training a new Airman and then watching them succeed.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
I wanted to save lives.

Time in military:
Five years.

What goals do you want to achieve or meet while at Fairchild AFB?
Set a speed record on Mount Rainer, Washington, run a 100-mile marathon, get a bachelor's degree in math and possibly commission as an officer.

Running ultramarathons, math homework and song writing.

Your best habit:
I have the great habit of being positive.

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her?
My dad - he raised me to embody the core values long before I considered joining the military.

What others are saying about this week's Fairchild Finest:
"Staff Sgt. Fillman is a young, dynamic NCO who has shouldered a diverse set of duties and responsibilities above his position and has excelled at them all, with a contagiously positive attitude." --Master Sgt. Brad Pribe, 92nd Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight chief.