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Spotlight on AZ2 Khalil Roland

24 February 2022

From Petty Officer 1st Class David Krigbaum, Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa

Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Khalil Roland is a Tulsa, Okla. native assigned to

Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Khalil Roland, a Tulsa, Okla. native assigned to the Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO) air department, sits for an environmental portrait on Kadena Air Base
KADENA, Japan (Feb. 23, 2022) Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Khalil Roland, a Tulsa, Okla. native assigned to the Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO) air department, sits for an environmental portrait on Kadena Air Base Feb. 23, 2022. CFAO maintains and operates facilities to support the U.S. Navy’s naval and aviation assets in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum)
Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Khalil Roland, a Tulsa, Okla. native assigned to the Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO) air department, sits for an environmental portrait on Kadena Air Base
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KADENA, Japan (Feb. 23, 2022) Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Khalil Roland, a Tulsa, Okla. native assigned to the Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO) air department, sits for an environmental portrait on Kadena Air Base Feb. 23, 2022. CFAO maintains and operates facilities to support the U.S. Navy’s naval and aviation assets in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum)
Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class David Kr
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Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Khalil Roland is a Tulsa, Okla. native assigned to the Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO) air department on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. His job is a specialized field of administration focused on the needs of aviation maintenance and its required specialized knowledge.

“It’s day to day maintenance and it can get hectic, so if you don’t have people to specifically keep track of everything maintenance can get messy and fall apart,” he explained. “It’s tedious and detail oriented but I like it. It makes me better at reading.”

He joined the Navy five years ago “because I didn’t like the path I was headed down, so I wanted to do something different. I wanted to travel and have a new perspective.”

That desire took him from Oklahoma to Virginia then Florida and a month go landed him on the other side of the world in Okinawa. He says he’s already taken a liking to the tropical environment and has tried something the hadn’t done in Tulsa or Jacksonville, costumed street go-karting. He looks forward to experience more of what Okinawa has to offer.

 
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