Super Saber Performer

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Phillip Threlkeld, 52nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic control journeyman, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of May 23-29, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Phillip Threlkeld, 52nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic control journeyman, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of May 23-29, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --

Name: Senior Airman Phillip Threlkeld

Unit: 52nd Operations Support Squadron

Duty title: Air traffic control journeyman

Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.

Years in Service: Three years

Why joined: I joined the Air Force to support my family, serve my country and see the world.

Family: My wife, Amber, and my daughter, Emma

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, geocaching and reading

Favorite aspect of job: The adrenaline rush from controlling multiple aircraft in such a limited amount of airspace.

Most memorable Air Force experience: Winning the Airman Leadership School John L. Levitow Award

How do you make responsible choices: I simply do not take unnecessary risks that have the potential to negatively affect my family, my career or the life of another individual.