WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --
Senior Airman Merissa Ayres
445th Security Forces Squadron
Security Forces Patrolman
Information technology technical support operator
Associate of Science degree with a concentration in biology; Community College of the Air Force degree in Applied Sciences of Criminal Justice
Hike, bike, read (professional development/personal growth), playing the piano
Military: To continue to grow my career and get into the Raven program. I really like what I do and want to travel more, I think the Raven program would fit both.
Civilian: To continue my education and get into the medical field as a physician’s assistant potentially specializing in endocrinology.
What you like about working at the 445th?
The people; they are truly amazing. Even when I am feeling low energy or sick, I want to come into the unit to get motivated and feel good. The people are awesome. Everyone is really fun and passionate about what they do. There is such a wide variety of experience. I am always learning.
Why did you join the Air Force?
I originally started talking with an Army recruiter, but was not impressed. A friend of mine had already joined the 445th Maintenance Squadron and talked about the perks of the Air Force and the awesome people in it. After high school, I didn’t really know what direction I wanted to take, but I wanted to do something before settling down and starting college. The military would allow me to travel while also training me with skills I could apply to my future careers.