9/25/2012 - DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. --
Name/rank: John Murray
Squadron: 436th Force Support Squadron
Job description: Fitness program manager/interim fitness center director
Previous assignments: Too many to list over the course of my 22-year active duty career
Dream assignment and why? Royal Air Force Lakenheath for the opportunities to travel across Europe
Family: Wife, Timi; son, Andrew; daughter, Bethany
Favorite movie: "Super Troopers"
Favorite food: Stromboli
Favorite book: "Devil in the White City"
Who inspires you? Kenneth Fox, the man who practically raised me and taught me so many things, and my mother, who sacrificed everything for her family; may God rest their souls
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? One year out from retirement and pursuing my passion, clock repair
Murray's dynamic personality creates outstanding morale amongst all the employees. He has a can-do-will-do attitude that is contagious, and is the number-one go-to person to get things done. Murray teaches the 6 a.m. spinning class every Wednesday and Friday, and actually makes this strenuous workout fun. Murray can fix anything, keeping all the fitness equipment up and running with very little downtime and saves the government a lot of money by doing the work himself. Currently he is the interim fitness center director and is doing a terrific job of keeping the facility and programs running. The Fitness Center is very happy to have Murray as our Airman of the Week.