NEWS | Sept. 6, 2011

Deployed JB - CHS Airman named 376th AEW Warrior of the Week

By 376th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Every week, a member of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing is selected as the Warrior of the Week. This individual is recognized based on outstanding performance, good conduct, work ethic and most importantly, for a job well done.

Meet the Warrior of the Week - Tech. Sgt. Roy Lee is a 376th Expeditionary Mission Support Group crew chief deployed from Joint Base Charleston, S.C. He hails from Severn, Md.

Here's what Lee has to say about himself and his deployment.

What do you do on a daily basis? For my primary duty, I troubleshoot, repair, turn and service C-17s. In addition, I perform vehicle inspections, minor maintenance and maintain our consolidated tool kit.

What do you enjoy about being deployed? Building relationships within the team.

Why did you choose to serve in the military? Pride instilled from my grandfather, who was a colonel in the Air Force; my uncle, who was a colonel in the Army; and my father, who was enlisted in the Air Force.

How do you feel about your contributions here impact current operations in the area of responsibility? Due to my personal temporary duty assignments and deployment experiences, I have learned that everyone's part is vital and my part serves as a bridge that extends our capabilities overseas.

Family: Wife, two sons and a daughter.

Time deployed: 2.5 months.

Time in military: 15 years.

Greatest accomplishment: Taking care of my family.

Goals you want to achieve or meet while deployed: Leave my position better than I found it and use down time to study for master sergeant.

Hobbies: Construction, horseback riding and hunting.

Your best habit: Taking the time to spend one-on-one time with each of my children and my wife.

Favorite quote: "It takes just as much time to do nothing as it does to do something."

Favorite movies: "Gladiator."

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her: Troy Nottingham, he was my spiritual mentor and taught me how to be a better man, husband and father.

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why: My wife Alicia because there is no Roy with out Alicia. She is my bride and she cares equally for me.