167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight Aug 2019

By By Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle | Aug. 5, 2019

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Anderson is a flight line crew chief on C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for the 167th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

As a crew chief, Anderson is responsible for the day-to day maintenance of his aircraft including pre-flight, thru-flight and post-flight inspections. He diagnoses malfunctions and calls in specialists as needed to repair the aircraft.

“At the present moment, Tech. Sgt.  Anderson is assigned as the lead on aircraft 92-3293, which is assigned to Charlotte Air National Guard,” said Anderson’s supervisor, Senior Master Sgt. Paul Vosburgh. “[The unit is] currently in conversion and does not have adequate ramp space. Since aircraft 92-3293 has arrived, Tech. Sgt. Anderson has ensured the aircraft is mission ready when needed.”

Vosburgh described Anderson’s unmatched drive, technical skills and work ethic, and noted that he’s stepped up numerous times to lead and manage aircraft maintenance on jets not assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing.

Anderson said having aircraft complete their missions and return home safely is a top priority and seeing the world while flying as a crew chief is the most exciting part of his job.

He aspires to become a dedicated crew chief, which means he will be responsible for his own aircraft - one that is assigned to the 167th AW.

In addition to his crew chief duties, Anderson is the Vehicle Control Officer and Increment Monitor for his squadron.

“We can always count on Tech. Sgt. Anderson to step up and deliver when he is called upon,” Vosburgh said.

Throughout the 12 years Anderson has served with the 167th AW, he said he has learned some valuable lessons.

“No matter what you’re going through, people at the 167th are here for you and don’t take the freedom we have for granted, other countries aren’t as lucky,” Anderson said.

Anderson’s hobbies include working out, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.