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March 2018 Student of the Month

17th Training Group Student of the Month for March 2018, U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Dodge Hellonen, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow trainee, stands outside the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 2018. Hellonen is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for March 2018, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

17th Training Group Student of the Month for March 2018, U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Dodge Hellonen, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow trainee, stands outside the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 2018. Hellonen is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for March 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, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th TRG superintendent, present the 316th Training Squadron Student of the Month certificate to U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Dodge Hellonen, 316th TRS trainee, in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 2018. The 316th TRS’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, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th TRG superintendent, present the 316th Training Squadron Student of the Month certificate to U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Dodge Hellonen, 316th TRS trainee, in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 2018. The 316th TRS’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, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th TRG superintendent, present the 312th Training Squadron Student of the Month certificate to U.S. Army Private 1st Class John Nguyen-Vu, 312th TRS trainee, in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 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, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th TRG superintendent, present the 312th Training Squadron Student of the Month certificate to U.S. Army Private 1st Class John Nguyen-Vu, 312th TRS trainee, in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 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, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th TRG superintendent, present the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month certificate to 2nd Lt. Kevin Unger, 315th TRS trainee, in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 2018. The 315th TRS’s vision is to develop combat-ready intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance professionals and promote an innovative squadron culture and identity unmatched across the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th TRG superintendent, present the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month certificate to 2nd Lt. Kevin Unger, 315th TRS trainee, in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 2018. The 315th TRS’s vision is to develop combat-ready intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance professionals and promote an innovative squadron culture and identity unmatched across the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th TRG superintendent, present the 315th Training Squadron Student of the Month certificate to Airman Shawn Kellim, 315th TRS trainee, in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 2018. The 315th TRS’s vision is to develop combat-ready intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance professionals and promote an innovative squadron culture and identity unmatched across the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th TRG superintendent, present the 315th Training Squadron Student of the Month certificate to Airman Shawn Kellim, 315th TRS trainee, in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 2018. The 315th TRS’s vision is to develop combat-ready intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance professionals and promote an innovative squadron culture and identity unmatched across the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th TRG superintendent, present the 17th TRG Rope of the Month certificate to Airman 1st Class Katie Puz, 315th Training Squadron trainee, in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 2018. The mission of the 17th TRG 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)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th TRG superintendent, present the 17th TRG Rope of the Month certificate to Airman 1st Class Katie Puz, 315th Training Squadron trainee, in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 6, 2018. The mission of the 17th TRG 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 -- Pfc. Dodge Hellonen, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow trainee, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for March, a series highlighting exceptional airmen, soldiers, sailors and marines.

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

It was a lot of things. My parents were in the Army. The military is something I have always been around and once I got towards the end of high school, the military was a natural step for me. The Marines called me first and I wanted to be part of the best.

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

Receiving my Eagle Globe and Anchor, awarded towards the end of our basic training.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy guns, working out and computers.

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

I plan to go up for the Marine of the Quarter board in the next few weeks.