WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --
Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Veness
445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
Currently working on completing a Community College of the Air Force degree. Educational goals include earning a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and completing my master’s degree.
Honestly, if you asked me where I see myself in 10 years, I'm not sure but the beauty of the Air Force is the many opportunities that are presented to you. Taking little steps would be to complete my CCAF, go to Airman Leadership School and deploying.
What you like about working at the 445th?
There are many things that make working at the 445th so special. Just in the short time that I've been involved with the 445th, I have been presented with countless opportunities. Opportunities that have allowed me to travel places I have never been all while gaining new skills. Among other things the biggest take away is the many mentors I have encountered here. The culture at the 445th is one of growth and development, if you show up willing to work, they will provide you the tools to grow and succeed.
Why did you join the Air Force?
When I sat down to talk with someone, I was able to narrow it down to three different driving factors: the ability to work and train in the medical field, the ability to achieve a higher education, and an outlet to be a part of something bigger than myself. Also, being around a lot of military families, something I started to notice was the immense work ethic. More people than not are high speed, go getters and willing to work to achieve their goals. Those are the kind of people I wanted to surround myself with.