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    #HumansOfScottAFB: Stephen Walker [Image 19 of 23]

    #HumansOfScottAFB: Stephen Walker

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL, UNITED STATES

    03.29.2019

    Photo by Senior Airman Tara Stetler 

    375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

    “I worked for a corrections facility. We did 14-hour shifts, seven out of 14 days, so the staff was like family. I did everything from armed transport to working as a disciplinary hearing officer. So if the inmates got in trouble, they came to me and pled their case. I learned you can’t be mad at everybody. It’s a very stressful job. We lost a few guys there, dealt with murder even. What surprised me the most was the amount of people who would go out of their way to traffic. It was roughest to watch when people would use children to smuggle stuff in.

    There are some people who continue their games on the inside, and then there are some good people in there. You really learn how to read people, how to be aware in situations. Now people can yell at me, and I don’t get mad at them. I’m pretty centered when it comes to that.

    I was also security for a mental health hospital. We had a recovery center for opioids, and we had a halfway house where the homeless could come stay at night. The most memorable part was the interactions with patients. They were there for court-ordered medical treatment. There were some people who would be there the rest of their life and some who were only there a few months. They’d try to run away, and we’d make sure they didn’t hurt themselves or disappear. And there were certain patients who could be a terror and then talk to me and be fine. This was all in Indiana. I worked there for just about a year, and then I moved to Scott. Now I’m working at Outdoor Rec — it’s definitely a lot more mellow.”

    - Stephen Walker, 375th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation aid

    #HumansOfScottAFB is an ongoing photo series featuring the stories of people who work, live, and volunteer at Scott Air Force Base.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 03.29.2019
    Date Posted: 09.16.2019 16:46
    Photo ID: 5754644
    VIRIN: 190329-F-VX890-1001
    Resolution: 1840x1228
    Size: 162 KB
    Location: SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL, US 

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