Isaac Z

True Meaning of Teamwork

Isaac Zortman
Fleet & Equipment Manager
Escalante Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA
Branch Served: Air Force

During my 24 years in the USAF, I learned the true meaning of teamwork and taking care of each other first and foremost; In addition to the Air Force Core Values of “Integrity, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do”, many catch phrases were relevant, but none more so than “One Team, One Fight”, and “The Answer is yes, the question is how”. Having served in various levels of aircraft support equipment maintenance and power generation, both subordinate and supervisory, I believe that the foundations of maintenance management, technical attention to detail, personnel management, and effective organizational leadership, were all ingrained in me and carried over to my “retirement” career here at Kingsmill Resort’s Golf & Landscape Maintenance Department. I am very fortunate to work for and with a Team here that also strives for the same standards of excellence.

Thankfully I’ve had many “cool” and memorable experiences throughout my military career; choosing one over the others is difficult, but one of relevance for this is the time we were deployed to Italy for Operation Allied Force, and just before the bombing campaign began we were able to get a round of Golf in on the bases course while F-117 Stealth Fighters sat ready in their hardened shelters just beyond the rough, silhouetted against a beautiful backdrop of the Alps. Another great one was flying an F-16 Fighter over VA and NC, getting in 8.5 g’s without blacking out…

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