Plainfield Native, Airman Lindsey Weightman

Airman (Air woman? Air person?) Lindsey Weightman is in the US Navy in San Diego. Lindsey is a native of Plainfield Illinois.

Lindsey has only been in the Navy for 1 year, and she is working with one of the Navy’s most advanced helicopters, the MH- 60S Seahawk.

On why she joined the Navy, Lindsey said:

“I hadn’t had the chance to see the world when I was growing up and I knew the Navy would provide me that opportunity. That’s one of the reasons I joined the military. I also joined because I knew the Navy could help me find my education and allow me to reach my goal of becoming a nutritionist.

I learned to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, and that if you have a goal nothing can stop you from achieving it if you stay true to who you are.

I had to lose 90 lb to qualify to join the Navy, and I am very proud of that. I’m also a shellback, which means I have crossed the equator aboard a Navy ship.”

Lindsay graduated from Plainfield Central High School in 2019.