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SPOTLIGHT: Senior Master Sgt. Kwame Tawiah

Senior Master Sgt. Kwame Tawiah

Senior Master Sgt. Kwame Tawiah is the 340th Flying Training Group logistics plans superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz)

 

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

My father is from Ghana in West Africa my mother is from Brooklyn and I was raised in NY

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE AIR FORCE?

I have been in the Air Force for 29 years

 

HOW LONG IN THE RESERVES? WHAT IS YOUR STATUS? (AGR, TR, ART)?

I have been in the reserves for 19 years. I am currently an AGR but I have also been an ART and a TR

 

WHY DID YOU JOIN?

I actually joined on a bet with my dad

 

HOW LONG WITH THE 340TH FTG?

I have been with the 340th FTG for approximately two and a half years

 

WHAT IS YOUR DUTY TITLE?

I am the logistics plans superintendent for the 340th FTG

 

WHAT DO YOU DO ON THE CIVILIAN SIDE?

I am a certified fitness coach /personal trainer

 

HOW DOES YOUR JOB SUPPORT THE 340TH FTG MISSION?

I primarily work with deployment and exercise readiness but I am also responsible for other jobs like security, OPSEC, GPC, and Fitness etc.

 

WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST REWARDING ABOUT YOUR WORK AT THE 340TH?

I like the variety of the different programs I am in charge of.  I get to interact with everyone on a daily basis

 

FAMILY? SPOUSE/KIDS?

I have two brothers, one in New York and the other in the Army. I have one daughter Dominique. She’s 24 and a chef in Savanah, Georgia

 

ANY COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES?

I have been a volunteer for the humane Society since I got here. I volunteer at the animal shelter because I enjoy walking the dogs. Most of them have had a hard time and I want to show them not all humans are mean. I want to make them more social so they can get adopted and go to their forever homes. For me it’s relaxing and I always leave there with a smile on my face. The dogs show their appreciation by their excitement and anticipation with who is going to get walked each day

 

WHAT IS THE ONE PIECE OF INFORMATION OR ADVICE ABOUT WORKING AT THE 340TH FTG THAT YOU'D PASS ON TO NEW MEMBERS OF THE 340TH FTG TEAM?

Keep an open mind and together is always better

 

NAME ONE THING YOU’D LIKE FOLKS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I am a yoga practitioner