This week we salute a McCook Nebraskanative, Staff Sergeant Gregory Pollnow, stationed at the McConnell air forcebase in Wichita.
Gregory is a Crew Chief with the 22ndmaintenance squadron, providing support to refueling tankers. He was recentlydeployed to al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.
He graduated from McCook High Schooland enlisted in the Air Force in 2005.
Gregory decided to join the militaryshortly after his cousin was killed in Iraq. He said "I feel like I needto be doing something more to help protect this country."
He was first assigned as a mechanic toa fighter aircraft and then promoted to a dedicated crew chief before receivinghis current assignment.
In his free time he enjoys all kindsof outdoor activities like motocross, target shooting and of course huskerfootball.
His family lives in McCook and he ishoping to be back in December for the birth of his sister's child. He's excitedto be an uncle.
Gregory, thank you for your service toour country.