Sarah McDermott

Stripes Korea

Wolf Pack at Work: Senior Airman Sarah McDermott, 8th LRS

Job Title: 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner

Job Description: As a logistics planner stationed at Kunsan Air Base, I am responsible for support agreements, memoranda of agreement, memoranda of understanding and memoranda of understanding international within the wing. Support agreements document any recurring support that the 8th Fighter Wing provides requesters. In addition to maintaining the support agreement program, I am the alternate to the war reserve materiel NCO. War reserve materiel is a multi-million dollar program that deals with maintaining vehicles, equipment and consumables that are to be used during wartime only. And finally, I also assist with deployments and receptions for the wing during peninsula-wide exercises (e.g. Theater Security Package, Max Thunder).

Time in Military:  I have been in the Air Force for three years and three months.

Family:  Dad - Steven, Mom - Susan, Brother - Chris, Dog - Mac.

Hometown: I am from Houston, Texas.

Hobbies: Playing guitar, working out and reading.

Why did you join the U.S. Air Force? I have two reasons why I joined the U.S. Air Force. The first is to follow in my grandfather's and uncle's footsteps; they proudly served during World War II and Vietnam. The second is to be a part of the one percent of the U.S. population who are willing to dedicate their lives to protecting the United States and its allies.

What do you do for fun? Some of the things I do for fun are, practicing playing the guitar, hanging out with close friends, watching movies and getting my nerd on by playing video games.

What is your proudest accomplishment? One of my proudest accomplishments so far in my career has been making senior airman below the zone. The reason I chose BTZ as my proudest accomplishment is because it shows hard work truly does pay off and that you have made some sort of impact within your section, all the way up to your wing.

Who are your role models? My role models are my dad, my section lead at my last base, Master Sgt. Brown, and my prior installation deployment officer, Capt. Lange.
What do you like most about your job? What I enjoy most is being able to see the big picture of how the Air Force coordinates deployments and receptions. Also, I enjoy being able to network and meet new people from different career fields who impact the Air Force mission in different ways.

What is your favorite quote?  "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity." - Albert Einstein

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