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Fairchild’s Finest Senior Airman Brandon Johnson

Senior Airman Brandon Johnson, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel handling and equipment journeyman, takes a carburetor off an engine Oct. 13, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. His leadership selected him as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

Senior Airman Brandon Johnson, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel handling and equipment journeyman, takes a carburetor off an engine Oct. 13, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. His leadership selected him as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Rank and Name: Senior Airman Brandon Johnson

Unit of assignment: 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron

Duty title: Materiel handling and equipment journeyman

Home town and state: Moreno Valley, California

What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?
I inspect, maintain and repair vehicles that are vital to base operations at Fairchild. I also bolster fitness standards as a squadron physical training leader.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy being able to work as a team to solve problems with a diverse group of military members from all over the country. I also love the atmosphere of camaraderie in and outside of the workplace.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
As a kid I witnessed my older brother and sister join the Air Force and saw how proud it made not only them, but my entire family. I considered it to be a personal honor to have a chance to serve my country and followed suit when I turned 18.

Family?
My mother Andranetta and father Bruce currently reside at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam AFB, Hawaii, with my older sister Adrienne, who is a master sergeant in the Air Force. My older brother, Bruce, II, was a former captain in the Air Force and now has a career as a lawyer in Washington D.C.. My younger brother, Bradley, recently completed his enlisted service in the Army and is an extremely talented artist who is awaiting college acceptance.

How long have you been in the military?
In December I will have served my country for seven years.

What is your greatest accomplishment?
I have earned a position on the All Air Force Wrestling Team in 2012, 2014 and 2015 during my enlistment. I placed third in the Armed Forces Tournament in March 2016 in Greco-Roman style wrestling at 185 lbs. and defeated an Army wrestler who took second at the U.S National Open in 2016.

What goals do you want to achieve or meet while at Fairchild AFB?
I would like to make staff sergeant and strengthen relations between the Spokane community and Fairchild by continuing to reach out and get involved in volunteer work.

What are your hobbies?
Off duty you can find me painting, drawing and crafting. I am also passionate about wrestling and working out.

What is your best habit?
I’m easily approachable and open to different views and opinions of others.

What is your favorite quote?
“Be the change you want to see in the world” - Mahatma Gandhi.

What are your favorite movies?
“Kill Bill”, “Pulp Fiction” and “Inglorious Bastards”.

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her?
My father is my favorite mentor. He taught me to always give 100 percent effort in anything I do in life. He instilled this in me by being an example.

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why?
I would choose Akon. He is an international music star who hails from Africa. He started a program in 2014 to provide his home village in Senegal with solar electricity. From the time the program started until present day, it has grown to supply 14 African countries with clean energy, providing over 5,000 jobs for young people and has won numerous awards and recognitions.

What Senior Airman Johnson’s leadership is saying.
“Senior Airman Brandon Johnson is always willing and ready to lend a helping hand to anyone no matter what the task or situation is. He is a reliable asset to the vehicle maintenance team and to the 92nd LRS as a whole,” said Staff Sgt. Reymundo Solis, 92nd LRS NCO in charge material handling equipment.