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Goodfellow Student Spotlight for March

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Strand, 315th Training Squadron student, smiles for a portrait in Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 1, 2016. Strand is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for March, a series highlighting Team Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Strand, 315th Training Squadron student, smiles for a portrait in Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 1, 2016. Strand is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for March, a series highlighting Team Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt A. Wendt, 17th Training Group Deputy Commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month award for March 2016 to U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Rachael Evans at the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt A. Wendt, 17th Training Group Deputy Commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month award for March 2016 to U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Rachael Evans at the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt A. Wendt, 17th Training Group Deputy Commander, presents the 312th Training Squadron Enlisted Student of the Month award for March 2016 to Airman 1st Class Ben Cox at the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt A. Wendt, 17th Training Group Deputy Commander, presents the 312th Training Squadron Enlisted Student of the Month award for March 2016 to Airman 1st Class Ben Cox at the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt A. Wendt, 17th Training Group Deputy Commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Enlisted Student of the Month award for March 2016 to Airman 1st Class Michael Strand at the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt A. Wendt, 17th Training Group Deputy Commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Enlisted Student of the Month award for March 2016 to Airman 1st Class Michael Strand at the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt A. Wendt, 17th Training Group Deputy Commander, presents the 316th Training Squadron Enlisted Student of the Month award for March 2016 to U.S. Army Spc. Troy Cummins at the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt A. Wendt, 17th Training Group Deputy Commander, presents the 316th Training Squadron Enlisted Student of the Month award for March 2016 to U.S. Army Spc. Troy Cummins at the Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chase Sousa/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airman 1st Class Michael E. Strand, 315th Training Squadron student, 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 Air Force?
Strand: I watched Top Gun when I was five.

What’s been the most impactful moment in your career so far?
The most impactful moment in my career is graduating from basic training with my wife. We graduated BMT at the same time.

What is your life like off duty?
I’m a commercial pilot, so I fly a lot.

What do you want to accomplish during your time here at Goodfellow Air Force Base?
I want to graduate with honors. I was a top graduate in basic training and I want to continue that in technical training.