Airmen Of Altus: SrA Brent Caronongan

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  • By Airman Lauren Torres
  • 97th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

Get to know the March Airman of the Month, Senior Airman Brent Caronongan, 97th Force Support Squadron food services shift leader.

Where are you from?

I am from the Philippines and moved to Michigan when I was 6 years old.

Why did you join the Air Force?

I joined the military at a later age (26) and did not want to be 40 years old and regret not joining just to see what could have been.

Can you tell me a little bit about your job?

I am a food service a.m. shift leader. That entails overseeing all the preparation and cooking of the morning and afternoon meals. I am also in charge of making sure products are not expired and processing them accordingly if they are. I ensure the mission is fulfilled by keeping our Airmen and civilians fed and happy.

How does your job contribute to the mission?

Not one Airman can contribute to the mission on an empty stomach. I see food as fuel for the body and what better way to feed our Airmen than a whole array of choices from the dining facility.

What’s your favorite part of the job/being in the service?

My favorite part of the job is chatting with Airmen from all sorts of careers and learning a little about them and their job. The best thing about being in the Air Force is being part of a team. You cannot get that feeling in the civilian world.

What do you enjoy doing in your off time?

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a beautiful and kind wife of 3 years, a spunky 2-year-old son, and a sassy 1-year-old daughter.