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Wyvern Fighter of the Week: SrA Sean Carey

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  • By Senior Airman Brooke Moeder
  • 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

This week’s Wyvern Fighter of the week is Senior Airman Sean Carey, 31st Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman.

The Oakley, California, native has been assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing for a little over a year, and in that short amount of time he has led the way.

Carey has been a critical member of the six person AGE bomb lift team as they prepare for the biannual U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa inspection. He completed more than 36 nuclear surety checklists by clearing 280 discrepancies and additionally instructed 10 flight members on jammer operations. In doing so, he validated 20 core skill-level upgrade tasks culminating in three members achieving their 5-level upgrade.

Carey’s personal motto is ‘Exceeding the standard is the standard’ and he portrays this in his everyday life, inside and outside of work. He stepped outside of his career-field to pursue his goal of attending the Army’s premier leadership course: Army Ranger School.

In preparation, he trained with multiple organizations across the wing for more than 60 days on weapons tactics, land navigation, and intense physical training. He attended the Air Force Ranger Assessment Preparation Course at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, where he outperformed 80% of his peers and secured a coveted spot at the Army Ranger Assessment Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.

He said that his father and grandfathers are his inspiration. Although his father wasn’t in the military, he raised Carey as if he was.

His father passed away from a heart attack while he was in AGE technical school and Carey had to go home to take care of his father’s estate. Despite that hardship, he was rolled back to a later class and was recognized as a distinguished graduate.

Continue to lead the way, Carey! Wyvern nation is proud to call you one of its own!