Monday, August 16, 2010

Airman Spotlight: Capt. Michael Krestyn

Released today by 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs:

Capt. Michael Krestyn, 25th Fighter Squadron pilot, posing in front of A-10 82-0651. (U.S. Air Force photo) Hi-res

8/16/2010 - OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Unit: 25th Fighter Squadron

Job title: Attack pilot

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Flying the Air Force's premiere Close Air Support platform

Time in the military: Four years

Time at Osan: Eight months

DEROS: December 2010

Family: Parents, three sisters and two brothers

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Hobbies: I dig watching all sports and like playing soccer, golf and racquetball. I also enjoy reading and playing the guitar.

Why did you join the military? I wanted to fly airplanes in service to the greatest country in the world.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years: Probably still in the Air Force and hopefully flying, but if not, I'll be back in California.

What do you do for fun here? I like going on as many weekend trips around the country as I can, playing soccer with the base team, and going out to local Songtan restaurants and bars with friends just enjoying the company.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? Graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy and going directly to Germany for World Cup 2006.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? My entire family is still all very close despite living all across the world.

Who are your role models? I've got the standard role model parents ... they are pretty awesome.


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