Joe is a hero in the shop. The team affectionately calls him "Uncle Joe" because of his wisdom as the resident elder and his ability to mentor the team. Joe's service began during the Vietnam War where he served as aircrew on the AC130 gunship. He continued to serve for decades in the Air Force, including as the flight engineer on Air Force One for three US Presidents.
His impact as a patriot and leader led President George H W Bush to request Uncle Joe be present on the tarmac at Andrews AFB when his remains were brought to the US Capitol to lay in state following his passing.
We are privileged to have Uncle Joe on our team and although he is in his 70s, he outworks people half his age.