Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Russell Bickel
/ Published September 15, 2010
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
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