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August 2009 Portrait of a Professional

Senior Amn. Darius Abasta, 129th CEF, is this month’s Portrait of a Professional. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino)

Senior Amn. Darius Abasta, 129th CEF, is this month’s Portrait of a Professional. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino)

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- Portrait of a Professional is a monthly profile of an outstanding Staff Sgt. and below. Senior Airman Darius Abasta, 129th CEF, is featured in this month's Portrait of a Professional.

What is your favorite memory in the AF?
Being TDY to Spangdahlem AB, Germany in Feb. 2003 and visiting other European countries (France, Belgium, and Netherlands).
 
What motivated you to enlist in the AF?
After completing six years active duty in the Navy, I wanted to learn what the Air Force had to offer. 

How has being an Airman changed your outlook on life?
It has given me a more positive attitude. 

What's the most important lesson you've learned in the military?
Try to do something the right way the first time. 

If you could deploy anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Any place in Europe. 

If you could choose any AF job, which would it be?
My current AFSC, Electrical Power Production, because I like working on generators.
 
Where did you grow up?
San Jose 

What is your job in the civilian world?
Full-time Power Pro technician with CE.
 
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I like singing karaoke at family parties. 

What are your hobbies?
Buying and collecting anything electronic, such as digital cameras, video recorders, MP3's and iPod's, video games and consoles.