Air Force Master Sgt. Patrick McKenna loves being able to work with his hands. He’s been doing just that for the Air Force for the past 13 years while serving as a crew chief for F-16 Fighting Falcon jets. This is his story.
“I had never seen a fighter aircraft in person before and I remember the first day that our class walked into the hanger and you have an F-15 and an F-16 staring at you. It was pretty surreal to know that’s what I would be working on every day.”
“Whenever the days are getting long and it's crunch time to get a jet fixed, I always think about [troops] on the ground who are counting on these aircraft to come and save their lives.”