A1C Alex Phifer

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KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Job title: Vehicle maintenance technician

Job description: Provide quality vehicle maintenance for mission support vehicles. Perform vehicle maintenance activities on military vehicles including inspection, diagnostics, repair, and rebuilding of components and assemblies.

Time in military: 16 months

Family: Mother: Ronica Phifer; father: Robert Phifer Sr.; brother: Robert Phifer Jr.; sister: Tanorara Phifer

Hometown: Greenville, Ala.

Hobbies: Sports, fishing, and writing

Why did you join the U.S. Air Force?
I joined the military for the chance to start a great foundation to begin a family.  I also joined for educational opportunities.  The benefits the Air Force offered for continuing my education were appealing to me.

What do you do for fun?
For fun I enjoy playing video games and socializing. I enjoy getting to meet new people.

What is your proudest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment so far has just been my consistent advancement at my job, and not just pertaining to vehicles, since the Air Force is more than that. Also being involved with Airmen Committed to Excellence "ACE", setting up for the wing change of command, and being chosen to work side-by-side with the base commander was a great accomplishment.

Who are your role models?
My role models are my father and grandmother.

What do you like most about your job?
I like the fact that you don't have a set routine.  Each day is something different.

By Senior Airman Divine Cox, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Photo: Airman 1st Class Alex Phifer, 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, prepares to install a starter on a vehicle with Col. Ken “Wolf” Ekman, 8th Fighter Wing commander at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 5, 2014. Phifer was recognized by the 8th LRS as one of their outstanding performers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Divine Cox)

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