This week we salute a McCook Nebraska
native, Staff Sergeant Gregory Pollnow, stationed at the McConnell air force
base in Wichita.
Gregory is a Crew Chief with the 22nd
maintenance squadron, providing support to refueling tankers. He was recently
deployed to al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.
He graduated from McCook High School
and enlisted in the Air Force in 2005.
Gregory decided to join the military
shortly after his cousin was killed in Iraq. He said "I feel like I need
to be doing something more to help protect this country."
He was first assigned as a mechanic to
a fighter aircraft and then promoted to a dedicated crew chief before receiving
his current assignment.
In his free time he enjoys all kinds
of outdoor activities like motocross, target shooting and of course husker
His family lives in McCook and he is
hoping to be back in December for the birth of his sister's child. He's excited
to be an uncle.
Gregory, thank you for your service to