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Goodfellow Student Spotlight for September

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachery Dunkin, 316th Training Squadron student, smiles for a portrait at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. Dunkin is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for September 2016, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachery Dunkin, 316th Training Squadron student, smiles for a portrait at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. Dunkin is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for September 2016, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class 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 September 2016 to Airman 1st Class Zachery Dunkin at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 6, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class 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 September 2016 to Airman 1st Class Zachery Dunkin at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 6, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group Commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Enlisted Student of the Month award for September 2016 to Airman 1st Class Matthew Gillespie at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alex Ganster, 17th Training Group Commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Enlisted Student of the Month award for September 2016 to Airman 1st Class Matthew Gillespie at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class 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 September 2016 to 2nd Lt. Skyler Conklin at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class 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 September 2016 to 2nd Lt. Skyler Conklin at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class 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 September 2016 to U.S. Army Pfc. Regina Giudice at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class 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 September 2016 to U.S. Army Pfc. Regina Giudice at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachery Dunkin, 316th Training Squadron student, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for September, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

What led you to join the military?

It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I don’t have a lot of family in the military, but those that have been in the military always said it was the greatest experience of their life. I wanted to see what it was like.

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

Basic Military Training graduation. Seeing everyone’s family there, and everyone so excited to be there. To finally get through one of the harder parts and see the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak.

What are your hobbies?

I like to watch movies. I go every weekend with my buddies. I like to go hiking as well.

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

Just be all that I can be. Do as well as I can to help others.

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

Never give up. If you see a setback, take it as an opportunity to do something great.