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    Inside Command Post

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    Photo By Airman 1st Class Faith Iris MacIlvaine | Staff Sgt. Alysha Davis, NCOIC of systems, and Airman 1st Class Joseph Ross, nuclear...... read more read more

    CHEYENNE, WY, UNITED STATES

    06.26.2021

    Story by Airman 1st Class Faith Iris MacIlvaine 

    90th Missile Wing Public Affairs

    Airman 1st Class Joseph Ross, nuclear emergency actions controllers, is 21 years old and has been stationed on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming for a little over a year.

    Ross is a twitch affiliate and avid gamer, as well as a six-year cross country runner.

    “My fastest 5k time was 17:18 and my fastest split was 5:55,” added Ross.

    But he didn’t always plan on joining the military. After graduating high school, Ross did a year of college while working at Men’s Warehouse.

    “I ended up deciding college wasn’t for me, I wanted to join the military to get away from school,” said Ross. “Otherwise my dad would've eventually kicked me out or told me to start paying rent.”

    When Ross decided to join the military, he originally wanted to be a Marine.

    “I had read about sniper scouts during Vietnam in a book, and that’s what I really wanted to do,” said Ross. “It wasn’t until my friend joined the Air Force and told me all the amazing opportunities the Air Force had, that I went to the Air Force recruiter instead.”

    Command post was listed as one of Ross’s top five Air Force Specialty Codes.

    “I looked it up online and thought it looked cool, so I put it on the list, “ explained Ross.

    Fast forward through basic training and 31 days of tech school at Keesler Air Force Base, Ross graduated his classes with a 95%. His tech school focused on emergency management, learning how to respond to different phone calls, and more.

    “During the last two weeks, we practiced scenarios such as an active shooter incident, to simulate the job,” said Ross. “Putting everything we learned together was a little overwhelming..”

    Multi-tasking is one of the many skills Ross learned while working in the Command Post.

    “It can definitely get hard answering the phones and running through checklists at the same time,” said Ross.

    Ross’s supervisor Staff Sgt. Alysha Davis, NCOIC of systems, also acknowledges how hard the job can be but adds what a great worker Ross is.

    “Ross has been one of the Airmen I’ve seen improve greatly since coming here, I love working with him,” said Davis.

    Ross’s personal life and love of gaming and running hasn’t slowed down since joining the Air Force. He often runs a few miles every couple days, as well as keeps up with streaming on his Twitch channel, proving his multi-tasking skills correlate to his personal life as well as his professional life.

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    Date Taken: 06.26.2021
    Date Posted: 07.05.2021 21:11
    Story ID: 399980
    Location: CHEYENNE, WY, US 

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