My favorite part of being a nuclear
weapons technician is being elbow deep in a nuclear warhead. I love having the
opportunity to work on the world’s most powerful weapon system and by proxy keep
America safe. I am Staff Sergeant Aaron Hayworth and I
am a nuclear weapons technician. We work on nuclear weapons and their associated
components. We also work on the equipment necessary to maintain that. What we do
here on a day to day basis: we disassemble re-entry vehicles down to
their warhead base, swap out the lowest half life component, reassemble the
re-entry system and put it back out into the missile field as the tip of the
intercontinental ballistic missile, so that all of our weapons stay on alert.
The weapons systems we have are still the strongest in the world and they are
that because we continue to maintain them, keep them up to date, we have to
keep them constantly modified so they continue to do their job and we can rely
on them in case of an emergency. Service before self is obviously huge. We work a
lot of hours and the mission comes first. We have to be able to come to work and
do our job regardless of what else is going on because America depends on that.
The career progression in the nuclear weapons technician field is
incredibly fast pace if you show that it’s something that you want to be
involved in and want to do with excellence. My name is Staff Sergeant
Aaron Hayworth and I am an American Airman.