Warrior of the Week: Airman is rodeo team member and avid photographer

Staff Sgt. Bradley Visitacion, avionics technician with the 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is a Hawaii native, avid photographer and an elite member of the 2011 C-17 Rodeo Team. Visitacion was nominated for this week’s Joint Base Warrior of the Week for his expertise in his career field and dedication to his team and squadron.

Story and photo by SrA Lauren Main

15th Wing Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Bradley Visitacion, avionics technician with the 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is a Hawaii native and avid photographer. He is also an elite member of the 2011 C17 Rodeo Team and this week’s Hickam Warrior.

The rodeo is an Air Force-wide and multinational competition that tests every aspect of the different teams’ career fields. The events are physically and mentally challenging and include an obstacle course, combat challenges, timed air refueling missions and cargo load competitions.

“Sergeant Visitacion was selected to be a member of the rodeo team due to his expertise in his career field,” said 1st Lt. Beau Burkley, the C-17 rodeo team leader. “In preparation for the competition, Sergeant Visitacion has proven to not only be extremely knowledgeable on the C-17 Globemaster III, but has also showed extreme dedication while always having a positive attitude, which has been a benefit for the entire team.”

Visitacion said he enjoys his work and serving his state and country. He is undoubtedly dedicated to his job, only wishing that there were “more jets here to take on more missions in the Pacific.”

“It means a lot to me to know that my supervision and my co-workers feel that I have the ability to do my job as a member of the rodeo team,” he said. “I’ll be representing the total force integration concept between the active duty Air Force and the Hawaii Air National Guard.”

Outside of work, Visitacion’s schedule stays equally busy with projects around the house and his main hobby of photography.

“I got into photography because I wanted to eventually put something up on the walls of my home,” he said. “But the main thing I like about photography is being able to capture the moment when it happens.”

Whether it’s his enthusiasm toward his job or his hobbies, Visitacion’s visible devotion to his team is what makes him this week’s Joint Base Warrior of the Week.

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