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Senior Airman Shawn R. Blair with the 139th Civil Engineering Squadron.

Senior Airman Shawn R. Blair with the 139th Civil Engineering Squadron.

January 2009 -- NAME: SHAWN R. BLAIR


RANK: SRA


UNIT: 139TH CE/CES


HOMETOWN: MARYVILLE, MO, lives in SAVANNAH, MO
ATTENDED MARYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL


JOINED AIR FORCE: FEBRUARY 2005
JOINED GUARD: AUGUST 2006 (Palace Chase)


CIVILIAN JOB: UNION CARPENTER FOR DCM CONSTRUCTION, KANSAS CITY


WHY DID YOU JOIN THE GUARD?

"I took Palace Chase from Active Duty Air Force. I wanted to travel and meet new people and I have."

WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF BEING IN THE GUARD?

"You never know exactly what situations are going to come up. We went to El Salvador to help the U.S. Army build a base camp, and ended up working with El Salvador's Army and the locals. It was really neat."