JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
The Airman’s Creed states “Airmen are faithful to a proud heritage, a tradition of honor and a legacy of valor.”
The 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron is paying homage to its heritage and showing pride in its job by painting a mural of their occupational badge in their vehicle maintenance building.
“The mural being painted on the wall symbolizes ground transportation’s global strength and reach,” said Tech. Sgt. Henry Robinson, 628th LRS ground transportation vehicle operations control center support supervisor. “It also symbolizes, to me, a sense of pride in being a ground transporter knowing where we came from and seeing the way ahead.”
Showing pride in the heritage of vehicle operations from NCOs like Robinson has rubbed off on the Airmen who are helping paint the mural.
“We’re drawing our occupational badge; it’s very important to us,” said Airman 1st Class Winard Azaglo, 628th LRS vehicle operator. “It’s a proud heritage and we want to show people what we are all about.”
The Airmen have tackled the task to be a part of their squadron’s history.
“It means a lot to us, people come in here every day and when they see this they will know we take pride in our history,” said Azaglo. “Since I played a role in it and it’s going to be there for a long time, anyone who sees it will see something I helped create. It’s important to me to be a part of our history.”
Completing the mural is an opportunity the shop leadership wanted to provide the Airmen, so they can excel at their job, and be part of their history.
“It shows them being an Airman is not just about work,” said Robinson. “It’s also about having pride in your job and realizing you support the world’s strongest Air Force.”
While the Airmen are painting the mural, the mission must still be accomplished.
“It’s a stressful job, but this puts some fun into it. We don’t get a chance to do this every day so it’s a cool opportunity,” said Azaglo. “I love being a part of the 628th, we are like a family here.”