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Faces of the 442d Fighter Wing: Meet Staff Sgt. Megan Coleman

Meet Staff Sgt. Megan Coleman

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Megan Coleman, a water and fuel systems maintenance craftsman with the 442d Civil Engineering Squadron, is photographed in front of the logistics readiness squadron building at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., August 9, 2019. During annual training, members from CES built a sidewalk for the LRS building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Clarence Valelo)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo.-- Meet Staff Sgt. Megan Coleman, a water and fuel systems maintenance craftsman for the 442d Civil Engineer Squadron.

442d Fighter Wing Public Affairs: “What do you usually do here for CE?”
Sgt. Megan Coleman: “Usually just plumbing and maintaining the fuel line on the flight line.”

PA: “What do you do in your civilian life?”
K: “I go to school at the University of Missouri Kansas City and am working on my degree in business management, and I actually just got accepted into dental school which is my next step then I find out in December if I commission to be a dentist so we will see how that goes.”

PA: “What do you like the about the Air Force?”
K: “I like the structure the Air Force gave me before college as well as the discipline which probably attributed to a lot of my success in school.”

PA: “What made you want to join in the first place?”
K: “It’s actually a funny story, so I got a call from an Army Reserves recruiter and he asked me what do I want to do in my life and I told him that I wanted to be a dentist. Then he said that we can offer you $90,000 to go to school and told my parents about how I wanted to join the Army Reserves, and then my uncle took me to an Air Force Reserves recruiter. I joined the Air force essentially for school and then I got to boot camp and tech school and realized that this is something that I want to do, I just want to switch into a different career field.”

PA: “What is one of your favorite memories so far?”
K: “Definitely going to Italy with CE and going with a group to Rome on the weekend that was pretty fun. I honestly never thought as a kid that I would see some of the stuff we saw over there like the colosseum, and working in Aviano and eating good food definitely.”