SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Clinton Pettey, 701st Munitions Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of financial services, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of Aug. 2 - 8. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo/Released)
8/2/2012 - SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Name: Staff Sgt. Clinton Pettey
Unit: 701st Munitions Support Squadron
Duty title: Unit resource advisor and NCO in charge of financial services.
Hometown: Bradenton, Fla.
Years in Service: Four years
Why joined: I joined to provide service to a nation I am grateful to be a part of. I also joined to make a positive difference by defending and facilitating the cause of freedom. Obtaining education through the Air Force also allows me to grow in a manner conducive to my abilities and environment. Thanks to the Air Force, I can also provide for my family by supplying critical support for their needs, and allowing us to grow into a positive and strong family unit.
Family: Wife, Rebekah; sons, Cameron, Ethan and Toby.
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, writing, drawing and working on car engines. I also enjoy spending time with my children by riding bicylces, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and playing with things that fly such as kites and radio controlled airplanes. I also like to work with wood and build things with my wife.
Favorite aspect of job: I like working with others and providing assistance and support to those in need.
Most memorable Air Force experience: While deployed to Djibouti I had the opportunity to support military units that were providing an invaluable service to the nearby African countries by building schools and drilling wells. The joint task force I was a part of was able to give opportunities and open doors to people who otherwise would never have been able to survive, learn and grow. The mission could not have taken place without the support my financial team provided, and it was an honor to serve with such an outstanding team. Seeing the amount of resources, time and energy that was so freely given to help those in need, makes me proud to be an Airman in the U.S. Air Force. I am grateful to have been a part of such service and sacrifice.
How I make responsible decisions: I keep my options open and weigh out the benefits and costs of each decision.