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January 2018 Student of the Month

316th Training Squadron Student of the Month for Jan. 2018 U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephanie Napier, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow trainee, stands in the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018. Napier is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for Jan. 2018, a series highlighting Goodfellow students.

316th Training Squadron Student of the Month for Jan. 2018 U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephanie Napier, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow trainee, stands in the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018. Napier is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for Jan. 2018, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month award for Jan. 2018 to 2nd Lt. Abigail Paxton, 315th TRS trainee, in the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018. The 315th Training Squadron’s vision is to develop combat-ready intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance professionals and promote an innovative squadron culture and identity unmatched across the United States Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month award for Jan. 2018 to 2nd Lt. Abigail Paxton, 315th TRS trainee, in the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018. The 315th Training Squadron’s vision is to develop combat-ready intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance professionals and promote an innovative squadron culture and identity unmatched across the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 312th Training Squadron Student of the Month award for Jan. 2018 to Airman 1st Class James Creel, 312th TRS trainee, in the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018. The 312th TRS’s mission is to provide Department of Defense and international customers with mission ready fire protection and special instruments graduates and provide mission support for the Air Force Technical Applications Center.

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 312th Training Squadron Student of the Month award for Jan. 2018 to Airman 1st Class James Creel, 312th TRS trainee, in the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018. The 312th TRS’s mission is to provide Department of Defense and international customers with mission ready fire protection and special instruments graduates and provide mission support for the Air Force Technical Applications Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 316th Training Squadron Student of the Month award for Jan. 2018 to U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephanie Napier, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow trainee, in the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018. The 316th Training Squadron’s mission is to conduct U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard cryptologic, human intelligence and military training.

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 316th Training Squadron Student of the Month award for Jan. 2018 to U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephanie Napier, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow trainee, in the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018. The 316th Training Squadron’s mission is to conduct U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard cryptologic, human intelligence and military training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Student of the Month award for Jan. 2018 to Airman Calvin Loebrich, 315th TRS trainee, in the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018. The mission of the 17th Training Group is to Train, Develop and Inspire Professional Fire Protection and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Warriors.

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Student of the Month award for Jan. 2018 to Airman Calvin Loebrich, 315th TRS trainee, in the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018. The mission of the 17th Training Group is to Train, Develop and Inspire Professional Fire Protection and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Warriors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Lance Cpl. Stephanie Napier, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow trainee, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for January, a series highlighting exceptional airmen, soldiers, sailors and marines.

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

I came from a family of military, and I realized I wanted to get out of my town. This was the way to do it, to travel and help protect the U.S.

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

Being at school here was a real eye opener. It was enough freedom, but it was very hard and taxing. And it is not like high school where you can skate right through. It is hours of studying with your peers, without your peers, testing and realizing what you got wrong.

What are your hobbies?

I like playing volleyball and working out, I’m always outside […], hiking, fishing and hunting. I do it all.

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

I just won the Marine of the Quarter award board. I also got my grey belt from [Marine Corps martial art training].

Is there any advice or anything extra you would like to share?

Make the most out of coming here. A lot of people come here thinking that it is just a small town and it is going to suck. Just make the most of it. If you stay positive, you are going to have a fine time here. And you will be out before you know it.