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Rock Solid Warrior: Staff Sgt. Luke Worley

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 Staff Sgt. Luke Worley, an aircraft fuel systems repair craftsman with the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, who is deployed from the 374th Maintenance Squadron, Yokota Air Base., Nov. 15, 2017. 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. (U.S. Air Force photos 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.

Staff Sgt. Luke Worley, 386th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems repair craftsman, inspects his gas mask Nov. 15, 2017. Worley is deployed from the 374th Maintenance Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan. 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. (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.

Staff Sgt. Luke Worley, 386th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems repair craftsman, checks the fuel panel of a C-130H Nov. 15, 2017. Worley is deployed from the 374th Maintenance Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan. 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. (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.

Staff Sgt. Luke Worley, 386th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems repair craftsman, stands and poses by a C-130H Nov. 15, 2017. Worley is deployed from the 374th Maintenance Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.)

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Congratulations to this weeks Rock Solid Warrior, Staff Sgt. Luke Worley, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems repair craftsman, deployed from the 374th Maintenance Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

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 aircraft fuel systems repair craftsman and I am with the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron.

Which squadron and base are you deployed from?

I am deployed from the 374th Maintenance Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Why did you join the Air Force?

I joined the Air Force because I have a family history of military service which made me want to contribute to something bigger as well.

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

The amount of fuel work is the biggest difference. The amount of flying these planes do along with the harsh environment really takes a toll on these aircraft.

What are some of your professional and personal goals?

My main goal is focusing on knocking out my Community College of the Air Force degree within the year. I have already completed an online course here and started an online math course. It really helps make the time here pass by as well.


What is your favorite part of your mission here?

My favorite part of the mission is being able to work around the different air frames along with interacting with our many allied nations here. Deploying or going to a new base in general really puts into perspective how big and well-oiled of a machine the Air Force is.

What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy the outdoors and video games as well. I have really taken a liking toward golf within the last year though, I enjoy it even when I play poorly, which is always.

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

With today’s technology and being able to call and video chat with family and friends on your phone makes communicating a lot easier. But nothing can really substitute the time you lose with loved ones, especially with the holidays coming up. Having a supportive wife and loved ones back at home is really what makes the time gap easy to deal with.