Every week, Saluting Seymour and SoundScope highlight an airman serving at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.
Airman 1st Class Devantre Machado with the 4th Fighter Wing
Machado has been in the Air Force about eight months. He comes to Goldsboro from St. Louis where he says he was looking to build upon his leadership skills. Machado works in Aerospace Propulsions where he tears down and builds up the jet engines. He finds maintaining the jet engines rewarding. Machado says training was a big culture shock because he had never worked in any maintenance field before. He also says the aerospace industry is a good field to get into. Machado arrived in Goldsboro in February and he finds the area reminds him of home. During his free time, Machado likes to visit the beach, Raleigh, or check out other East Coast cities like Washington D.C. Besides leadership, Machado says the Air Force helps teach airmen to be diverse and flexible in their career.
SoundScope can be heard on Fridays at 6:44 AM on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 AM and 98.3 FM.