Goodfellow 17th Training Wing Student Spotlight

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alan Gagnon, 315th Training Squadron student, poses for a photo on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2015. Gagnon is the newest 17th Training Group student of the month spotlight, a series highlighting Team Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Austin Knox/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alan Gagnon, 315th Training Squadron student, poses for a photo on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2015. Gagnon is the newest 17th Training Group student of the month spotlight, a series highlighting Team Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Austin Knox/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airman 1st Class Alan Gagnon, 315th Training Squadron student, is the newest 17th Training Group student of the month spotlight, a series highlighting Team Goodfellow students.

17th Training Wing Public Affairs: What led you to join the Air Force?

Gagnon: I graduated college as a music major, and decided that wasn’t what I wanted to do as a career. I had always thought about the military, and serving my country. I have a friend who is a 1N1 (imagery analyst) as well, and he convinced me it was a really good job.

What’s been the most impactful moment in your career so far?

Being able to help others. Doing something that impacts the world, something that impacts people at large, as an imagery analyst. Also helping my fellow students here in class has been an impactful moment.

What is your life like off duty?

I like relaxing with my friends and playing music. I love mountain biking, road biking, hiking, pretty much anything outdoors. I look forward to doing more of that at my next assignment in Germany.

What do you want to accomplish during your time here at Goodfellow Air Force Base?

I want to stretch myself as a leader. That’s why I joined the Green Rope program (student leader position). To accomplish that you have to put yourself in front of a bunch of people, I’m an introvert so that’s not what I naturally want to do. I decided to do something different and had to push myself through that.