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October 2018 Student of the Month

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dylan Heeter, 315th Training Squadron student, poses after receiving his Student of the Month award at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 2018. Dylan is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for October 2018, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dylan Heeter, 315th Training Squadron student, poses after receiving his Student of the Month award at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 2018. Dylan is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for October 2018, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Dylan Heeter, 315th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 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 Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Dylan Heeter, 315th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 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 Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 312th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Pfc. Kevin Killens, 312th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 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 Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 312th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Pfc. Kevin Killens, 312th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 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 Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 17th Training Group Rope of the Month to Airman William Borcy, 312th Training Squadron student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 2018. Military Training Leaders present ropes to Airmen who display exceptional leadership qualities to lead their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 17th Training Group Rope of the Month to Airman William Borcy, 312th Training Squadron student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 2018. Military Training Leaders present ropes to Airmen who display exceptional leadership qualities to lead their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 316th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Lance Cpl. James Mcentire, 316th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 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 Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 316th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Lance Cpl. James Mcentire, 316th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 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 Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month award to 2nd Lt. Adam Navin, 315th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 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 Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month award to 2nd Lt. Adam Navin, 315th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 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 Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airman 1st Class Dylan Heeter, 315th Training Squadron student, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for October, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

17th Training Wing Public Affairs:

What led you to join the military?

I always wanted to join and serve. I like being a part of a team and this is one of the biggest teams you can join.

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

I would say our parade at basic military training. We had the Honorable Heather Wilson preside over our ceremony. There were also generals in attendance, and to have that much leadership involved was great. It was cool to be joining the military in front of so many people that have already left a legacy. It was inspiring to see the pinnacle, and to know that everyone started where we were standing at one point and you can climb that high.

What are your hobbies?

I like to read, play board games, hike, anything outdoors and spending time with my wife.
What do you want to accomplish during your time here at Goodfellow Air Force Base?

I want to learn my job to the best of my ability and to have a good time learning. I don’t think that I will be able to become red rope with the time that I have left, but becoming a yellow rope is definitely something I have my eye on.

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

Just give it your all every day. Never get complacent, complacency is what kills success. If you can avoid falling into the trap of being comfortable than you can do more than you thought you could.