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Senior Airman Michael McClenning re-enlists with Maryland Air National Guard Nov. 20, 2017 at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md. McClening is a full time Fuels Distribution Technician and has been a member of the guard since 2012. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Enjoli Saunders)

Senior Airman Michael McClenning re-enlists with Maryland Air National Guard Nov. 20, 2017 at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md. McClening is a full time Fuels Distribution Technician and has been a member of the guard since 2012. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Enjoli Saunders)

Senior Airman Michael McClenning prepares to refuel an A-10 Thunderbolt II on the flight line Nov. 4, 2017 at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md. McClening is a full time Fuels Distribution Technician and has been a member of the guard since 2012. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Enjoli Saunders)

Senior Airman Michael McClenning prepares to refuel an A-10 Thunderbolt II on the flight line Nov. 4, 2017 at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md. McClening is a full time Fuels Distribution Technician and has been a member of the guard since 2012. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Enjoli Saunders)

Senior Airman Michael McClenning poses for a photo at his desk Nov. 20, 2017 at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md. McClening spends his days off riding dirt bikes with his friends preparing for the next motocross race they will enter. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Enjoli Saunders)

Senior Airman Michael McClenning poses for a photo at his desk Nov. 20, 2017 at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md. McClening spends his days off riding dirt bikes with his friends preparing for the next motocross race they will enter. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Enjoli Saunders)

Baltimore --
Name: Michael McClenning
Rank: Senior Airman
Unit: 175th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Job Description: Receive and issue aviation fuel
Fulltime Job: Fuels Distribution Technician
Hometown: Brunswick, Maryland
Joined the MDANG: 2012
Total Service years: 5
Family: I have one older sister and three younger brothers, and my parents of course.
Favorite Movie: Star Wars Trilogy
Favorite Food: Lasagna and garlic bread or Chipotle
Favorite Sports Team: Washington Capitols

Tell us your brief life story?
I attended elementary, middle and high school in Brunswick, Maryland. I began attending at Frederick Community College for a year before joining the 175th Wing.

Tell us about your military career?
I am truly proud of my military career. Since joining, I’ve had the chance to learn two career fields and receive credit toward my academic education. Through various training missions and a deployment, I have been able to travel to different places around the world. I was able to accomplish these things while serving my country and being an example for my community. It’s a pretty cool deal.

What brought you to the MDANG? How have you enjoyed your time here?
I was speaking with friends about my interest in joining the military and someone brought up the Air National Guard. I decided to check it out. I was impressed with the 175th Wing, especially the A-10’s. I decided to join. Five years later, here I am. I have absolutely enjoyed my time here. I have met some exceptional people, made lifelong friends, and saw some pretty amazing places. All in all it’s been a great ride so far.

What is your favorite Air Force or military memory or story?
I have a lot of great memories. If I had to choose, my trip to Estonia was the most memorable. It was a great training opportunity and I was able to experience a new culture with good people. It was an amazing trip.

What is your proudest moment?
My proudest moment was graduating Basic Military Training. At graduation, I felt like I accomplished something that would positively change my life and allow me to give something back to my country.

What are you passionate about?
Growing up, motocross is what was passionate about and I still am. Always feels great to spend a free day riding dirt bikes with a good group of friends.