Every week, Saluting Seymour and SoundScope highlight an airman serving at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.
Senior Airman Nick Pagidas Jr.from the 4th Security Forces Squadron
Pagidas has been in the Air Force about three years. He comes to Goldsboro from New York City, and he says joining was an easy decision. Pagidas says 9/11 helped give him the urge to join. Pagidas is a police officer with the 4th Security Forces Squadron, and he had prior law enforcement experience before joining the Air Force. He says his training helped prepare him for the additional guidelines with military law enforcement. Pagidas says his duties can include doing block checks, giving tickets, and responding shoplifters or domestic incidents. Pagidas says there was some adjustment coming to a smaller town like Goldsboro, but he and his wife have enjoyed the transition. He does say he and his wife miss the food in New York. Pagidas says he spends his free time weight lifting, visiting Raleigh, or heading to the beach. He says the benefits to an Air Force career include healthcare and education.
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SoundScope can be heard on Fridays at 5:45 AM, 6:45 Am and 7:45 AM on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 AM and 98.3 FM.