Fairchild's Finest: Senior Airman Mikhail Vaynshteyn

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

Senior Airman Mikhail Vaynshteyn

Unit of assignment:
92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Duty title:
Assistant Flying Crew Chief

Hometown and state:
San Francisco, California

What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?
I work alongside other diligent crew chiefs to make sure our jets are safe and reliable for flight.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy working in a team environment to accomplish whatever goals are set for us and the responsibility of safe maintenance on a 60-year-old aircraft.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
I wanted to experience new places and set myself up for success.

Time in military:
Three years.

What is your greatest accomplishment?
Being a few classes away from a bachelor's degree.

Goals you want to achieve or meet while at Fairchild AFB?
Buying a home and taking a trip to Japan.

Hiking, traveling, working out, shooting, eating and binging on Netflix.

Your best habit:
Using technical data and being respectful to everyone.

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her?
My favorite mentors are all the maintainers that I have worked with over the years. The ones who put in an honest day of work and help others become better. I try to learn and take away the best piece of advice from everyone I come across, while striving to become a more intelligent and better person.