Master Sgt. Edwin Portan hails from Los Angeles, California and has been in the Air Force since 2007. He is an aircrew flight equipment specialist and some of his responsibilities include maintaining and repairing flight equipment such as helmets, oxygen masks, parachutes, flotation devices, survival kits, night vision goggles, anti-G garments, aircrew eye and respiratory protective equipment. He also operates various types of test equipment such as altimeters, oxygen testers, leakage testers, radio testers and other types to conduct reliability testing of AFE, performs operator maintenance and service inspections, and instructs aircrews on purpose, operations, and care of equipment. Portan was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida prior to joining the team. His hobbies include spending time with his family, working out, barbecues, and sightseeing.