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June 2018 Student of the Month

17th Training Group Student of the Month spotlight for June 2018, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan Collin, 316th TRS trainee, holds his award in front of a mural at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 6, 2018. Collin is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for June 2018, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

17th Training Group Student of the Month spotlight for June 2018, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan Collin, 316th TRS trainee, holds his award in front of a mural at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 6, 2018. Collin is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for June 2018, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th Training Group superintendent, presents the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month award to 2nd Lt. Josiah Caprino, 315th TRS trainee, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 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 Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th Training Group superintendent, presents the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month award to 2nd Lt. Josiah Caprino, 315th TRS trainee, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 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 Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th Training Group superintendent, presents the 315th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Israel Giribaldi-Mallada, 316th TRS trainee, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 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 Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th Training Group superintendent, presents the 315th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Israel Giribaldi-Mallada, 316th TRS trainee, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 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 Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th Training Group superintendent, presents the 316th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Nathan Collin, 316th TRS trainee, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 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 Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th Training Group superintendent, presents the 316th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Nathan Collin, 316th TRS trainee, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 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 Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th Training Group superintendent, presents the 17th TRG Rope of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Devontee Lawson, 316th Training Squadron trainee, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 6, 2018. Military Training Leaders present ropes to Airmen who display exceptional leadership qualities to lead their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th Training Group superintendent, presents the 17th TRG Rope of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Devontee Lawson, 316th Training Squadron trainee, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 6, 2018. Military Training Leaders present ropes to Airmen who display exceptional leadership qualities to lead their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th Training Group superintendent, presents the 312th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Adam Reale, 312th TRS trainee, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 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 Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th Training Group superintendent, presents the 312th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Adam Reale, 312th TRS trainee, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 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)

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Airman 1st Class Nathan Collin, 316th Training Squadron trainee, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for June, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

17th Training Wing Public Affairs:

 What led you to join the military?

I think that service to community and country are the most important things you can do with your life. I have enjoyed every second of it. It’s really cool being a part of a team, surrounded by such awesome people, working towards a common cause.

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

Graduation from Basic Military Training was my most impactful moment. Just seeing all that hard work and effort coming to fruition and being part of that tight-knit unit, the bonds forged through hardship. It was a really cool and powerful experience.

What are your hobbies?

I play tabletop role-playing games, video games and do volunteer work. I am a green rope, while not really a hobby, it is something I’m passionate about. I also do Brazilian jujitsu on the weekends.

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

As much as I can, with the time that I have. I want to go everywhere, do everything, meet everybody and get the best grades that I can.

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

Honestly, there are opportunities around every corner.  Your time here will be what you make of it.  Work hard and you can achieve a lot, and have fun while you do it.