Every week, Saluting Seymour and SoundScope highlight an airman serving at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.
Tech. Sgt. Fredy Ponce from the 4th Fighter Wing
Ponce’s 10+ year Air Force career has now led him back to his hometown of Goldsboro. He says he wanted to join the military for his college education, and the Chief Master Sgt. of the Med Group encouraged Ponce to join the Air Force. Ponce is the Non-Commissioned Officer-In-Charge of the Electrical and Environmental Section at the 333rd Fighter Squadron where he is responsible for the overall maintenance of the aircraft. His job means he trains and helps develop six officers in the shop. He has had a few different jobs during his Air Force career, including Support Section Technician and Craftsman. Ponce has been stationed several places before coming home to Goldsboro, including Kansas and Korea. Ponce likes spending time with his family and making up for time he has spent away from his home. Ponce says education has been an important benefit to an Air Force career. He’s currently enrolled at East Carolina University where he’s going for his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management.
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.