My Job, My Life, My Choice - Quest for Zero
/ Published December 03, 2014
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Name: Airman 1st Class Brandon Pingle
Unit: 50th Civil Engineer Squadron,
As part of the 50th Civil Engineer Squadron, Airman 1st Class Brandon Pingle is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and alteration of 65 facilities valued at more than $827 million. He performs carpentry, masonry, sheet, locksmith, metal fabrication, welding and base sign fabrication jobs on a daily basis.
Pingle supports the unit as a structural apprentice, maintaining base facilities in support of his unit's mission.
"As a structural engineer at Schriever, safety is one of my top priorities. Loss of life or limb is a very real possibility when safety becomes complacent. Using proper tools and using them correctly, ensuring ventilation for welding and painting procedures, and identifying potential hazards before tackling tasks are all critical processes and checklists I have to follow. Following these outlines and 'buying in' to our safety programs not only protects me, but also my fellow Airmen. We work side by side and depend on each other to be safe and smart. If one of us hurts ourselves or a co-worker, it could affect our mission capabilities overall."
Pingle continued, "Buying into safety is important. It shouldn't be something we have to do or have to be reminded about, but something that we live by. The code we stick to.
Pingle has been in the Air Force for two years and has been assigned to the 50 CES for one year.