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Meet the Member: Airman John Dixon

Photo of Airman John Dixon

Photo of Airman John Dixon

HORSHAM AIR GUARD STATION, PA -- Airman 1st Class John Dixon recently returned from his 13 week technical school training at Lackland AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas and joins a cadre of fellow graduates that have returned over the summer and are now continuing their on-the-job training and qualification with the 111th Security Forces Squadron.

"I attended Penn State University--Wilkes-Barre campus for a year and a half pursuing a degree in criminal justice," said Dixon, a native of the Wilkes- Barre, Pa. "College just wasn't for me at the time, however, I plan on continuing my education in the same field with maybe some online courses to get me back into the swing of things."

"The Air National Guard was my one and only choice when I decided to join the military," he said. "It offered a career, an education, the opportunity to travel while being stationed locally."

"I'm always up for a challenge," Dixon said. The light infantry training portion of technical school proved to be the most difficult, but I know I enjoyed that aspect the most.

Dixon is an avid and experienced hiker and free rock climber. He recalled one of his fondest memories during his longest hike which spanned 14 days in the wilderness of the Appalachians.

Over the past two months, Dixon has been applying what he had learned during his technical training. I'm inspired each day by the leaders, mentors and trainers in the squadron, Dixon said. I'm hoping to get a fulltime position with the unit in the near future.