445th Airlift Wing December Spotlight Performer

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Rank/Name: Tech. Sgt. Isaac Pacheco

Unit: 89th Airlift Squadron

Duty Title: C-17 Instructor Loadmaster

Hometown: Albany, N.Y.

Civilian Job: Bar bouncer

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Air Transportation from THE Ohio State University. While completing my degree at OSU, I amassed 260 flight hours and earned my Private, Instrument, Single and Multi-Engine Commercial pilot ratings.

Hobbies: Travel, hiking and going to concerts

Career Goal: Commission and become a pilot with the 89th AS

What do you like about working at the 445th?: I like being able to set my own schedule, seeing the world, and spending time with great people. He came to us from Active Duty as a flight engineer on the Osprey from the special ops world. As a flight engineer, he was a critical crew member acting not only as an engineer, but also operated aerial guns and was a vital crewmember with US Special Forces folks.

Why did you join the Air Force?:  I joined the Air Force to continue my family's military tradition, but have a better time than they did in the Army.