TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
Airman 1st Class Nathan Neer, 325th Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance crew member, is the Unsung Hero of the 325th MXS this week.
Neer was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, but claims Lordstown, Ohio as his hometown.
“I graduated in 2013 from Lordstown High School in Lordstown, Ohio, with a graduating class of less than 30 students,” Neer said.
Following high school, Neer decided to follow in his brother’s footsteps and join the Air Force. His older brother’s enlistment played a part in his decision to enlist, Neer said.
“My brother is extremely proud of me for enlisting in the first place, but also for my mindset that I currently have toward my career. I’m very driven in my career, and I very much feel in control of where I will go,” Neer added.
The daily duties of Neer include supporting the 95th and 43rd Fighter Squadrons through the processing of countermeasures, providing support to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group by providing assistance to units other than home station, and other additional duties.
“Neer deserves recognition and praise because he works at a much higher level than his pay grade. He leads our Airmen in the shop and sets an excellent example of how to perform. He also leads the workload among his peers,” said Staff Sgt. Carl Karnish, 325th MXS conventional maintenance crew chief.
Although not overly comfortable with the term “hero” he takes the praise with pride.
“It’s always nice to get recognition for the effort you put in; however, I’m not sure how to feel about the word “Hero” in the award title. I’m no more of a hero than any other Airman who puts in 100 percent in and out of uniform every day,” Neer said.