Trumaine Cox

Stripes Korea

Name: Staff Sgt. Trumaine Cox

Unit: 80th Aircraft Maintenance

Job Title: Weapons armament technician

Job Description: I oversee the professional development of two Airmen on my crew. I also perform maintenance on weapons equipment for serviceability and reliability. And finally, I analyze, isolate and repair weapons system malfunctions in order to maintain the highest weapons delivery on the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Time in Military: I have been in the Air Force for 10 years and five months.

Family: Daughter, Elianna Inezze Cox

Hometown: I am from Clarksville, TN.

Why did you join the U.S. Air Force? I joined the Air Force to follow my father's footsteps, even though he was Army. As a child I was fascinated with airplanes and was curious on how they worked. I wasn't interested in how to fly them. I felt that the U.S. Air Force was and is for me.

What do you do for fun? I enjoy playing video games, practicing mixed martial arts and rock climbing. In mixed martial arts I practice Muay Thai from time to time, but I really love submission wrestling. Rock climbing is an adrenaline rush, especially when I have to jump from rock to rock.

What is your proudest accomplishment? My proudest accomplishment is becoming a weapons load crew chief. I was also happy that I made staff sergeant so I could become a leader and continue to make positive changes in the Air Force.

Who are your role models? My mother Alvia L. Cox and my father Fred L. Cox are my role models. They told me about their life experiences which helped make me the man that I am today.

What do you like most about your job? I love everything about my job. I enjoy working with my hands. If I have to pick what I like most, that would be loading munitions onto the aircraft. It's a competition within the flight and against the other AMU.

What is your favorite quote?

I don't back up, I don't back down
I don't fold up, and I don't bow
I don't roll over, don't know how
I don't care where the enemies are
Can't be stopped, all I know; go hard
(By Mike Shinoda---- Linkin Park)

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