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    Spotlight on AZ2 Khalil Roland

    CFAO Spotlight AZ2 Khalil Roland

    Photo By Petty Officer 1st Class David Krigbaum | KADENA, Japan (Feb. 23, 2022) Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Khalil...... read more read more

    Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Khalil Roland is a Tulsa, Okla. native assigned to the Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO) air department on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. His job is a specialized field of administration focused on the needs of aviation maintenance and its required specialized knowledge.

    “It’s day to day maintenance and it can get hectic, so if you don’t have people to specifically keep track of everything maintenance can get messy and fall apart,” he explained. “It’s tedious and detail oriented but I like it. It makes me better at reading.”

    He joined the Navy five years ago “because I didn’t like the path I was headed down, so I wanted to do something different. I wanted to travel and have a new perspective.”

    That desire took him from Oklahoma to Virginia then Florida and a month go landed him on the other side of the world in Okinawa. He says he’s already taken a liking to the tropical environment and has tried something the hadn’t done in Tulsa or Jacksonville, costumed street go-karting. He looks forward to experience more of what Okinawa has to offer.



    Date Taken: 02.23.2022
    Date Posted: 02.23.2022 19:18
    Story ID: 415176
    Location: OKINAWA, JP
    Hometown: TULSA, OK, US

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