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UP CLOSE: Senior Airman Ryan Melody

This week’s Up Close features Senior Airman Ryan Melody, a 94th explosive ordnance disposal technician. Up Close is a series spotlighting individuals around Dobbins Air Reserve Base. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Andrew Park; U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Park)

This week’s Up Close features Senior Airman Ryan Melody, a 94th explosive ordnance disposal technician. Up Close is a series spotlighting individuals around Dobbins Air Reserve Base. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Andrew Park; U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Park)

This week’s Up Close features Senior Airman Ryan Melody, a 94th explosive ordnance disposal technician. Up Close is a series spotlighting individuals around Dobbins Air Reserve Base.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Glenwood Springs, CO

WHY DID YOU JOIN?

The military is something that runs in the family.

 

WHAT DO YOU DO ON THE CIVILIAN SIDE?

 

I am an AGR, but I am working on an engineering degree.

 

FAVORITE AIR FORCE EXPERIENCE?

As tough and rigorous as it may have been, my favorite experience was going through EOD school.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?

I enjoy hiking, camping, traveling, sports, anything that sounds like it could be fun.

 

PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL GOALS?

My goals are to finish my Bachelor's program, and combine my military knowledge with the degree and try to work with NASA or SpaceX testing explosive theory in space.

 

IF YOU HAD TO CREDIT ONE THING TO YOUR SUCCESS IN THE AIR FORCE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I would have to credit the supervisors that I’ve had and have.