April Spotlight: Senior Airman Cameron Bailey

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  • By Master Sgt. Jeremy Roman, 301st Fighter Wing

Q: What are some of the exciting things happening in your unit (mission/training/etc.)?

We’re preparing for Temporary Duty to Savannah, Ga. for pilot training exercises. It actually will be my first time going.


Q: How long have you been with the 44 FG?

I joined in August 2017, but I made it to the flight line in January 2019. 


Q: What did you want to do as a kid?

Like a lot of kids, my dream changed every few months.  There was a period of time where I thought being a fighter pilot would be the coolest thing ever.  I suppose fixing the jets is the next best thing.


Q: Why did you join the military?

My step dad was in the Air Force for 33 years. I was looking for a new direction for my life and he recommended joining the Air Force Reserve.


Q: What does your job entail? What is your favorite part of the job?

Avionics Specialists for the F-22 Raptor are in charge of every system related to electrical power generation, environmental controls, flight controls, computing and more.  I personally enjoy the troubleshooting process.  It’s very rewarding to find the root cause of an issue that’s been going on for a long time.


Q: What are your career goals?

I’m currently working on completing my bachelor’s degree, and will be looking to commission as an officer near the end of my enlistment.  The dream is to be a part of Space Command and really help shape it.


Q: What are your hobbies? 

In my free time I enjoy a lot of outdoor activities like kayaking and soccer, and computer gaming.


Q: What is something people might not know about you?

I’d really like to learn German and go live in Germany after I retire.


Q: What’s the best piece of advice that you’ve used in your military career?

Do what you can, but don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.  Our job has far too broad of a knowledge base requirement for one person to know absolutely everything.  So knowing when to ask for help is important for success.


Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I just graduated ALS, so I’m hoping to learn more about being a supervisor and get my first troop.

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