“I have had unique opportunities here,”he said. “ I am learning a lot more about the C-130 than I ever knew before.”
Many find deployments to be rewarding and unique experiences that they will remember for a lifetime, but few can say that their deployment was a great opportunity to reconnect with family.
The elder Borseth said Jon’s mother was nervous that they were deploying, but happy about the location they are in and that they are together.
“My dad has helped me out by giving me advice and support when he knew I needed it most,” Airman Borseth said.
The benefits are clear.
“I like my job and what I do here, but really, the best part about being deployed is being able to see my dad more often than usual,” he said.
“Simply being able to see Jon and visit with him a lot more is the best part about being deployed,” Sgt. Borseth said.
The NCO said this likely will be his last deployment, as he plans to retire shortly after returning to Yokota Air Base, Japan.
His son plans to stay on active duty at least eight years and finish his degree.
“Jon has wanted to enlist since he was 14 years old. I miss him,” Borseth said, “but I am proud of his choice to join the Air Force.”