Our KFYI-Sanderson Ford My Military hero for December is SSGT Charles Railing of Glendale. SSGT Railing was nominated by his wife, Cortney. My husband has been a dedicated member of the armed forces for 11 years now. He will tell you any day that although he would hate to be ever be taken away from his family, if duty calls he would proudly go to serve his country and its citizens. When people thank him for serving he doesn't just say "you're welcome", he always says "it's my honor to." He underwent spinal fusion on his back almost 2 years ago and after being told my the doctor that it would probably end his military career, he has since then returned to his job working on the flight line, fixing jets, loading weapons and whatever else is needed of him, still having some pain even after having back surgery. He doesn't give up easily, he's not a quitter. He is an exceptional worker and any of his bosses will tell you that. He is the "go to guy." He is trusted with jobs at a higher rank than he is and productively gets them done. When there is no work to do, he looks for more work, trying to help other crews out so they can finish early and get home to their families. He currently has a step promotion package that is being written for him by his supervisor, which if the commander gives the ok after reviewing it, he will automatically be promoted to E-6 Technical Sergeant. This is quite an honor as not many people ever get a step package written for them and get promoted this way. At the beginning of this year, he was awarded NCO of the quarter and later this year he will be nominated for maintenance professional of the year. He wears his uniform with pride and I am proud of my airman. He is a hard worker, and for all of the above reasons I believe he deserves a chance to be the KFYI-Sanderson Ford Military Hero. But no matter what, to our daughters and I, he will always be our hero. SSGT Railing is the father of 6 year old twin daughters. SSGT is stationed at Luke Air Force Base.