SrA Ison tracks aircrew requirements

Story and photos by SrA Gustavo Gonzalez

15th Wing Public Affairs

Senior Airman Matthew Ison, 96th Air Refueling Squadron aviation resource manager, is this week’s Hickam Warrior.

He is responsible for maintaining the ARMS database which tracks aircrew flying and training requirements.

“I ensure correct input and auditing of over 50 aircrew members’ training,” Ison said. “I am also the primary individual for tracking aircrew qualifications in the 96th Air Refueling Squadron, and responsible for all mission paperwork from pre-flight to post-flight, to include accurate documentation of up to 200,000 pounds of offloaded fuel per sortie. I am also responsible for tracking the hours and sorties flown by the 96th ARS,” he explained.

According to Senior Master Sgt. Dicky Hunt, 96th ARS superintendent, Ison has been pivotal to the standup of the 96th ARS.

“Airman Ison was the first enlisted member assigned to the 96th ARS and has been instrumental to the unit’s quick start,” Hunt said. “He has been instrumental to getting unit members in-processed quickly and up and flying in a matter of weeks. His expertise in the aviation resource management career field is beyond reproach and to date has been the most valuable enlisted member of the 96th ARS,” he continued.

Ison’s favorite thing about being stationed in Hawaii is the golfing weather all year.

“On my off duty time, I spend it in the gym, play golf, take classes, go to the beach, learning how to play the guitar,” Ison noted.

According to Ison, he would change nothing about Hickam or the Air Force.

“The one issue I had was the low PT standards, which have since been changed to meet the ever increasing demands for a fit Airman,” he said.

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