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Unsung Hero: Staff Sergeant Adam Moriarity

Staff Sergeant Adam Moriarity, 325th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, listens during a training seminar on how to properly utilize the jaws-of-life tool.  The firefighters of the 325th train daily in order to prepare for any emergency that may befall Tyndall personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller/Released)

Staff Sergeant Adam Moriarity, 325th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, listens during a training seminar on how to properly utilize the jaws-of-life tool. The firefighters of the 325th train daily in order to prepare for any emergency that may befall Tyndall personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller/Released)

Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. -- Every week a member of Team Tyndall is highlighted for their contribution to the mission; we would like to introduce Staff Sgt. Adam Moriarity, a 325th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter as this week's unsung hero.

A child of a military family, Moriarity has never stayed in one place too long.  His last place of residence before joining the military was Tampa, Florida.

"We moved around all the time, so I can't really say I have a hometown or anything, but I was still able to experience a lot of great memories from all the people I met as a kid," said Moriarity.

As a firefighter team leader, one of Moriarity's duties is to not only look after and save lives, but also take care of his teammates. 

"I've always wanted to be a firefighter," said Moriarity.  "I've always loved helping people and thought of doing it for a living.  I signed up for the Air Force with firefighting as a guaranteed job, I couldn't think of anything better for me to do than to help those in need.  It's our duty to help those if we have the ability."

Moriarity said that though being a firefighter can be challenging, there is an undeniable bond between him and his fellow team members.

"Sometimes as a firefighter, you tend to take the things you see home with you," said Moriarity.  "We've had guys have issues where they couldn't talk to their family members and needed counseling.  Though this can be a hard aspect of the job, it makes us closer as a team, because we all know that we're brothers and that we'll be there for one another."

Moriarity cites his family as a big inspiration for doing his job and spends most of his time with his wife and children.

"I've got a wife and two kids and they're a big reason I do what I do," said Moriarity.  "I love family time, no matter what it is we're doing and as long as I'm with them I'm happy."

As a final thought Moriarity offered some tips to any Airmen that may want to succeed in the Air Force.

"Always make the best of your circumstance and take advantage of everything to Air Force has to offer," said Moriarity.  "The Air Force is full of boundless opportunities, and you should take every single one of them.  It's your duty to yourself to be the best person you can be."