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Rock Solid Warrior: Senior Airman Corylee Steadman

The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing for their positive impact and commitment to the mission.

This week’s Rock Solid Warrior is Senior Airman Corylee Steadman, administrative journeyman with the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group, deployed from the 509th Maintenance Group, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing for their positive impact and commitment to the mission.

The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing for their positive impact and commitment to the mission.

Senior Airman Corylee Steadman, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group administrative journeyman, poses for a photo Jan. 24, 2018, next to an exhibit at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.)

The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing for their positive impact and commitment to the mission.

Senior Airman Corylee Steadman, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group administrative journeyman, prepares the mail for distribution Jan. 24, 2018, as part of his duties at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.)

The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing for their positive impact and commitment to the mission.

Senior Airman Corylee Steadman, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group administrative journeyman, works on his computer Jan. 24, 2018, as part of his duties at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.)

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This week’s Rock Solid Warrior is Senior Airman Corylee Steadman, administrative journeyman with the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group, deployed from the 509th Maintenance Group, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing for their positive impact and commitment to the mission.

What is your current job title and unit?

My current job title is administrative journeyman with the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group.

Which squadron and base are you deployed from?

I am deployed from the 509th Maintenance Group, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

Why did you join the Air Force?

It was pure wanderlust. I wanted to leave my tiny home town in Tennessee and experience the most the world could offer me.

How is your deployed unit/job different from your home unit/job?

The only two differences are that I have additional responsibilities as security manager and ADPE. custodian Other than that, I do largely the same thing at home.

What are some of your professional and personal goals?

My professional goal is to make it through all 20-plus years and retire as a senior NCO one day. My personal goal is to learn all that I can, wherever I can, however I can.

What is your favorite part of your mission here?

I’ve come to love the look of relief people get when I take an issue that’s been grieving them and metaphorically crush it with a few button presses and a couple of calls. But if we’re talking official business, my favorite part is that we quite literally help bring the boom.

What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy experiencing anything that tells a story: reading, writing, and playing video games just to name a couple. Physically, I love hiking and playing soccer.

What are some of the challenges you face here? How do you overcome them?

My on the job challenges have been your standard IT affair. Technology working against us, dealing with less than savory types of personalities, and juggling the tech issues of two different squadrons. It was a real test of adaptability. Luckily, I had good leadership that helped me along the way and having patience, a good deal of patience.