Tech. Sgt. Travis Keale
Published January 25, 2013
Desert Lightning Team's Weekly Warrior:
TSgt Travis Keale
Pastora Keale (Wife)
355th Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Emergency Services Flight
Assistant Chief of Operations
I supervise a shift of 25 civilian and military firefighters. Additionally, I provide command and control at all emergencies which include structural, rescue/medical, HazMat, and aircraft firefighting emergencies.
Most rewarding job aspect:
Interacting with the people that we assist every day. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the results of your work.
My most immediate personal goal is making MSgt the next promotion cycle.
Running (middle and long distance) and Crossfit.
Ho'aikane; a Hawaii based group.
Seafood (fish, crab, lobster)
I'm proudest of:
The excellent job that our flight does day in and day out while working a demanding schedule. (72 hour work week)
I believe that I am even tempered which allows me to deal with emergency situations in an effective manner.
Person I admire most:
Tardiness. When you are late you waste everyone's time and detract from your unit's ability to complete the mission.
What I like most about D-M:
The weather. It is beautiful the majority of the year.
355th CES at a glance
Group Commander: Col Gregory A. Williams
Squadron commander: Lt Col John E. Tryon
First Sergeant: MSgt Walter W. Fortenberry
Squadron Motto: Civil Engineers....Lead the Way