In Focus: Senior Airman Zack Sherman
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 15, 2019
The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen. Find it on Instagram @419fw
Meet Senior Airman Zack Sherman, aircraft fuel system craftsman in the 419th Maintenance Squadron.
The 24-year-old describes himself as a hard-working, outgoing jokester with a passion for sports. A lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, the Utah native has played on various football leagues in the Ogden area. He also enjoys basketball, snowboarding, and “anything outdoors.”
When he made the decision to join the military in 2015, the Air Force Reserve gave him the option to live and work near Utah’s mountains, where he spends time camping, fishing, and four-wheeling.
He said the teamwork and discipline he learned in various sports carried over to his job in fuel systems repair, as he works with fellow Airmen to keep the F-35s at Hill Air Force Base in top shape.
“It means a lot to be some of the very first people to work on this brand new airframe,” he said. “We are the first ones to solve problems, and it feels great having supervision placing everything in our hands and trusting that we will be able to fix the issue – it’s a truly humbling experience.”
His short-term goals include finishing his degree in logistics managements and putting on staff sergeant. He also looks forward to getting a full-time job in the 419th Fighter Wing and gaining more experience via deployment.