Aerospace Medical Technician selected for INNERview
By James Branch, 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 06, 2014
DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. --
INNERview is a special spotlight for members of Team Dobbins who don't always get recognized for their accomplishments on base and outside of the gates. If you would like to nominate someone, please call Public Affairs at (678) 655-5055 or email the editor at 94AW.PA@us.af.mil.
Airman 1st Class Cullen Henderson
Job Title: Aerospace Medical Technician
Years of Service: 1.5
Hometown: Austell, Georgia
What does your Air Force job entail?
I'm a member of the 94th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. As a flyer, I transport patients in need of medical attention to a facility that can better take care of them, while sustaining life on the aircraft.
Name a recent accomplishment of yours.
I've recently completed all of my flight training, and will finally be able to fly as a fully qualified member of the unit!
What's the most challenging part of being in the Air Force Reserve?
The most challenging part of being in the reserves is trying to maintain my military standards, while also trying to build upon my civilian lifestyle.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Bringing patients in need of medical assistance home, where they are meant to be. There is nothing like seeing the look on someone's face when they realize that we are here to help. It's almost a nostalgic feeling; like an addiction to help others.
What do you do for recreation?
I work out and keep a healthy lifestyle by staying active in mixed martial arts, basketball, and occasionally going to the gym.
How did you spend your summer?
Because I've been on continuous military orders, working has been my main priority this summer. But I have been able to vacation at a few resorts whenever I was blessed with free time.
What's your favorite movie?
"Pursuit of Happiness" is definitely a title that will be remembered and valued through my entire life because of the countless lessons it shows about never giving up and the determination to continue chasing after your dream.
What advice would you give someone interested in joining the Air Force Reserve?
Stay strong, and just go for it! Don't doubt that this isn't the best idea that you will probably ever make. Not only does it provide you with structure, but it also gives you an opportunity to view the different possibilities of what you could actually be doing outside of your neighborhood.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
I have a fun and energetic personality. I'm never afraid of a challenge and I feed off of competition.