Warrior of the Week, May 7-11

  • Published
  • By Tech. Sgt. Keith O'Grady
  • 58th Rescue Squadron
Tech. Sgt. Keith O'Grady is the Nellis Air Force Base Warrior of the Week.  He is a pararescueman with the 58th Rescue Squadron.

Time at Nellis: 
2 years


What do you do? 
Assist with rescue and recovery operations.

What do you drive, and how does it match your personality?
 I drive a beat up, dirty Jeep Wrangler. I think that pretty much sums me up.

What's your favorite movie quote/ What Movie?
 "Some men you just can't reach." Cool Hand Luke

What's your favorite thing to do in Las Vegas? 
Go or do anything with my wife and son.

What are your favorite pizza toppings? 

Who's the greatest music artist to die too soon? 

What is your favorite song to karaoke?
 I never karoke.

What would you like to change on/about Nellis? 
I understand manning/funding is limited, however, it would be nice if someone could relook at keeping the gate that's closest to the 66th /763rd/ 58th open longer. Not everyone on base get's off work at 1700 hrs. (ie: maintainers, pilots, flight engineers, gunner's, support staff, and PJ's.)

In high school, what were you - a dork, jock, or something else?
I pretty much got along with everybody, so I guess a little bit of all of the above.

What is your favorite AF uniform and why?

How do you remember your CAC at the end of the day? 
I just make sure I have it before I leave the parking lot.

What is your favorite part of your job? 
The people I work with!

What is your favorite vacation spot? 

How do you unwind? 

How do you spend quality time with friends and family? 
Take my son swimming and going to church.

What is one thing you would recommend to everyone to do while living in So. Nevada. 
Go to Mt Charleston and Red Rock.

Tech. Sgt. Keith O'Grady's supervisor says...
Tech. Sgt. Keith O'Grady displays superior motivation, drive, honesty, and epitomizes the Air Force core values. I have done real-world missions with him in Afghanistan and New Orleans. His performance was nothing short of outstanding. I feel very fortunate to have such a superior troop.