ABOUT ME – CHRIS M. DAY

I am Chris M. Day, and I live in Homestead Florida – about halfway between Miami and Key Largo (actually closer to Key Largo). I’ve lived in Homestead for the past 30 years (since December 01ST 1987). That’s just over 60% of my life !  Although I’m originally from the Washington D.C. area (Prince Georges County Maryland and Fairfax County Virginia) I consider Homestead to be my hometown.

I’ve worked at the air base in Homestead for the past 30 years (aside from about 19 months immediately following Hurricane Andrew on August 24TH 1992). During those 19 months I worked at Andrews AFB Maryland (near Washington D.C.) and MacDill AFB Florida (in Tampa).

I’ve had 3 main jobs working for the United States Air Force over the past 33 years. I’m currently an Accountable Officer / Financial Manager for a major maintenance and repair contract on base. I’ve also been a Computer Systems Administrator, and a Fighter Jet (F-16) and Tanker Aircraft (KC-135A) Maintenance Systems Analyst / Statistician. When I was considering joining the USAF during my Senior year in High School in 1984 I really wanted to be a Meteorologist – or a radio deejay.

Although the USAF selected a different career path for me I consider myself to be very knowledgeable in the field of Weather. I am an Amateur Meteorologist. One of my lifelong hobbies continues to be the further study and analysis of weather forecasting. I’m the most accurate and dependable weather forecaster I know. I’m fortunate to live in such a subtropical paradise as South Florida which can stake its claim as having some of the nicest weather in North America – at least from the end of October through the start of May (our 7-month dry season).

In addition to Selma Alabama (where I was born in 1967), the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of the Washington D.C. area, Central Florida, and South Florida I have also lived in the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.

I lived in the U.K. for 2 years and 1 week from November 1985 to November 1987. I was stationed at my first official USAF duty station – RAF Fairford – located in Gloucestershire – just up the hill from the village of Fairford. Swindon (to the south) and Cirencester (to the west) were the nearby cities.

I lived in Saudi Arabia at Al Kharj Air Base (‘Tent City’) for a little over 2 months from January 1991 to March 1991 during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. I was sent to war as “punishment” by my supervisors at the time, but it became a major turning point in my military career at the time. It began the greatest 2 years (of 8) of my Active Duty Air Force career. It would also be the final 2 years of the Active Duty chapter of my Air Force career.

[Updated on 26 August 2018 with more updates to follow]

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