SPOTLIGHT ON AIRMEN Published Jan. 13, 2009 By Senior Airman Jennifer Adriano 139th Airlift Wing 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."