Getting to know you: Kenneth Bearden

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This week our Getting to Know You feature highlights Kenneth Bearden, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center equipment specialist.

Time in service: 12 years
Hometown: Elko, Georgia

What does your work involve at Robins? "As an equipment specialist, my job is to support the warfighter. Specifically, my duties involve technical orders, stock listing and source selection."

What do you enjoy most about your work? "I've always been hands-on with equipment and vehicles. This job allows me to use my talents in support of a great cause."

How does your work contribute to the Robins mission? "My duties impact all refueling equipment on base, from aircraft refueling trucks that deliver aviation fuel to the flight line to the trucks that supply diesel fuel to remote locations in order to fill generators. For the Air Force, my assets are required to fly, fight and win. They're also needed to provide diesel fuel to generators, aviation fuel to manned and remotely-piloted aircraft and liquid nitrogen for missile sites."

What prompted your interest in your current career field? "Working on vehicles as a master mechanic and being a prior airman, I wanted to continue a career working in the Air Force. Working at Robins gives me the opportunity to continue working with airmen from all walks of life."

Who has been the biggest influence in your life? "My wife, Allison. She is a great person. We've been married for 15 years, and she is a great role model with family values."

What is the best advice you've learned? "Follow up, follow up, follow up. We get a lot of requests for support from the field worldwide and I want to make sure that no one gets left out."