445th Airlift Wing December Spotlight Performer Published Dec. 1, 2023 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- 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.