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New Ontario airport manager has high hopes for the future

Justin Zysk is the new Ontario Municipal Airport Manager and wants to see the facility expand in the future. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

ONTARIO – Justin Zysk once guided surveillance drones over Iraq and Afghanistan for the U.S. Army but is now in charge of a much more peaceful place as the new Ontario Municipal Airport manager.

Zysk’s first day was Jan. 1 and the biggest task at the airport his second day on the job was mundane but not an unusual circumstance in southeastern Oregon.

“I was busy plowing snow,” he said.

Zysk, 32, was born in Connecticut before he moved to Georgia. He joined the U.S. Army in 2008 and eventually qualified as a drone pilot. He was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq during his four-year stint. He graduated from . . .