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Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Russell Bickel

Senior Airman Russell Bickel, 5th Reconnaissance Squadron

Senior Airman Russell Bickel, 5th Reconnaissance Squadron

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Unit: 5th Reconnaissance Squadron

Job title: U-2 ground crew member

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Performs preflight/postflight inspections, services fuel, hydraulic, pneumatic and liquid oxygen systems. Accomplishes repair actions on various aircraft systems and components.

Time in the military: Four years, six months

Time at Osan: Two months

DEROS: July 2011

Family: Single

Hometown: Big Rapids, Mich.

Hobbies: Muscle cars, sports and playing guitar

Why did you join the military? For new experiences and travel

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years: Married with kids

What do you do for fun here? Gym, pool and movies

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? Took an incentive flight in an F-15 at Nellis Air Force Base.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Travels, experience and making new friends from different cultures.

Who are your role models? My father