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Staff Sgt. Jason St. John

Desert Lightning Team's Weekly Warrior Staff Sgt. Jason St. John

Desert Lightning Team's Weekly Warrior Staff Sgt. Jason St. John


Desert Lightning Team's Weekly Warrior:
Staff Sgt. Jason N. St.John

Family:
Single

Hometown:
San Antonio, TX

Unit:
55th Rescue Squadron

Job title:
Aerial Gunner

Job description:
- Performs pre/post-flight inspections of HH-60G aircraft, weapon, defensive and specialized aircraft equipment
- Operates aircraft weapon systems, satellite communications, & Alternate Insertion Extraction (AIE) equipment
- Performs AIE safetyman, terrain/threat avoidance duties during low-level personnel recovery flts using NVGs

Most rewarding job aspect:
Knowing I directly contribute to getting the injured safely off the battlefield, particularly under hostile fire. "These things we do so that others may live."

Goals:
Short term: Deploy as many times as possible
Long term: Bachelor's degree and set myself up for a federal LE job(DHS, BP, ICE).

Hobbies:
Shooting, offroading, reading

Favorite performer:
I don't have a single favorite performer, but I mostly listen to country.

Favorite dish:
Rudy's BBQ 

Best asset:
Willingness to work with others to accomplish a given task.

Person I admire most:
My Mother.

Pet peeve:
Half accomplished tasks (my own included).

What I like most about D-M:
The desert landscape

55th RQS at a glance
Group Commander: Col Jason Hanover

Squadron commander: LtCol Robert Remey

First Sergeant: MSgt Joshua Paul

Squadron Motto: "We Come In The Dark"