Veteran of the Week: Russell Sigmon

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Senior Master Sergeant Russell Sigmon grew up in California City, CA and enlisted in the United States Air Force on 16 July, 1997. After completing the Aerospace Maintenance Technical School at Sheppard AFB, he was assigned to the 55th Maintenance Group at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska in December 1997. Throughout his career as a Crew Chief, Shift Supervisor, Aircraft Section Chief, and Production Superintendent, Russ performed, instructed, evaluated, and managed maintenance operations on our nation's RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft and OC-135 Treaty Verification aircraft. Additionally, he worked maintenance and sustainment issues for the E-4B National Airborne Operations Center, commonly referred to as the "Doomsday Plane". Beyond maintenance, Russ was the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Flight Safety for the 55th Wing and was the top mishap investigator in the unit, making significant, life-saving changes to bird strike avoidance operations. He has been deployed numerous times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and to locations including Afghanistan, Russia, Qatar, and Japan. On 1 December, 2018, Russ will retire from the Air Force with over 21 years of service. He and his wife Rebecca have 3 children, Gavin, Maddyn, and Ayden. Russ is a life-long Rams fan since growing up in California where he attended games with his uncle.

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