“Air Guard Artist Enhances Unit Facilities”
By MSgt Preston Chasteen, 138th FW/PA
/ Published June 27, 2012
Oklahoma Air National Guard, Tulsa OK -- Upon entering Flight Operations at the 125th Fighter Squadron, it's exceedingly obvious that more than just world class fighter pilot's reside there. The work of Technical Sergeant Michael T. Craig, an Aircrew Flight Equipment Technician and freelance artist, adorns the walls and now floors of the facility at nearly every turn. When asked by Colonel David "Cheese" Burgy, 138th Operations Group Commander, to produce a glass floor mosaic of the unit patch, Technical Sergeant Michael was more than willing to accept the challenge. Since art class in high school, the Sioux City, Iowa native has primarily worked in acrylic paints, literally leaving his work on walls and in buildings all over the world. "The beaver patch is my first time creating something with glass on a floor. I am very proud of everything I have ever done and my only hope with any of it, is to create higher morale within our buildings", said Michael. One look at any of TSgt Michael's artistic endeavors and it's easy to see, he has accomplished just that!