Dads: We Salute You!
Name: Ferral Ceasar Sr.
Years in service: 5
Rank: Senior Airman
Years as father: 12 Years
Kids: Ferral Ceasar Jr., 12; Samia Ceasar, 9 months old
Current Duty Station and job: 36th Maintenance Squadron environmental electrician
Q: What are your key responsibilities at work?
A: Identifies, isolates & repairs support equipment for Theater Support Packages, Continuous Bomber Presence, Global Hawk & transient aircraft missions in the Pacific Theater. Ensures flight facility, safety, training and records are maintained in accordance with applicable local & Air Force Instruction directives.
Q: What are your key responsibilities at home?
A: My key responsibilities at home are to cook, clean, help with homework, mentor and ensure that I am always setting the best positive examples for my children to follow.
Q: How do you balance military life with family life?
A: Having a strong foundation is one of the key factors for me. I was raised by great parents who taught me the meaning of working hard and taking time out for your family. I was taught at an early age the responsibilities that come along with being a man and now a father.
Q: How do you keep in touch with family when you are TDY or deployed?
A: When I am away from home, I use social media and video technology to keep in touch with my kids.
Q: How does the military community support your family?
A: Military Single Parents Club is one of the most helpful and understanding groups that the military has to offer with me being a single parent. The fact that I am able to share parenting ideas and experiences, while providing networking capabilities with other military members is a plus!
Q: As a military parent, what’s your top priority for your kids?
A: To provide my children with an environment that promotes learning, love and laughter!
Q: What are your plans for Father’s Day?
A: Nothing specific planned for Father’s Day. My son and I do everything together and as long as I am spending the day with him, my day will be great!
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
A: Although being a single father was not my plan, I embraced it instead of making excuses for it. I love my kids, and will always strive to achieve greatness, so that they will have a good head start in life. I never want my son to feel as if he’s less fortunate because he doesn’t live with both of his parents. I hope the love and dedication that I give him is enough to know that he can succeed in anything that he puts his mind too.
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