Voices of the VaANG: Staff Sgt. Edward Porter III

  • Published
  • By Tech. Sgt. Lucretia Cunningham
  • 192nd Wing

“I’ve been here [in the Virginia Air National Guard] since 2015. I’ve also served in the Reserve and was active duty for 10 years, but I was not doing this. I was in the medical field and I’m a CT Scan technician; I work at Sentara [Healthcare]. I’m from Virginia and live in Newport News, so I wanted to pick a job in the Guard at Langley but there were no medical jobs available. And I wanted to stay in the military and finish my time so I could retire.

Being in munitions is more fast-paced than medical, and it’s much more physical. But it’s affected me in a positive way; it’s always nice to learn something new and how different parts of the Air Force operate.

My advice to new Airmen would be to absorb all the experiences you can, learn all you can, and be attentive to what people are telling you -- just stick with it and you’ll do well. ” --Staff Sgt. Edward Porter III, 192nd Maintenance Squadron munitions systems specialist