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Suveer Shekhawat YP Member Spotlight - Nov

Name: Capt Suveer Shekhawat

Where do you work? 40th Airlift Squadron Dyess Air Force Base

What’s your job title/what do you do? C-130J Pilot

Where are you from? Morgantown, West Virginia

If you’re not from Abilene, how long have you lived in the area and what brought you here? I moved to Abilene three years ago in 2017. This is my first flying assignment in the Air Force.

What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? The people and the community of Abilene. The People here are so friendly and feel like family after just three years. The community is very accepting and supportive of the military, it felt like home immediately.

What do you do in your free time? My wife, Allison and I love spending our free time with our friends and playing with our pup!

What’s your favorite restaurant in Abilene? The Abilene Country Club! My wife and I are there constantly, but cannot pick a favorite dish because everything is great.

What does being an Abilene Young Professional mean to you? Having the opportunity to interact with young professionals in their respected fields and businesses.

Share a fun fact about yourself other AYP Members might not know! The most embarrassing fact about myself was that I was the Mascot at the Air Force Academy. It started off as a joke when I tried out and accidentally made it, and ended up loving it. I had the opportunity to mascot football and hockey games. I once had lunch and met prince Harry (I got in trouble for swatting the football from his hands when they tried to teach him football).