22nd MDOS member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Laura L. Valentine
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Tech. Sgt. Brian Fleischmann, 22nd Medical Operations Squadron Physical Therapy craftsman, has been in the Air Force for 10 years. He has been stationed at McConnell for the past two years with his wife Melissa and sons Nathan and Austin, both 7. The Corvallis, Oregon native enjoys playing intramural sports with the 22nd Medical Group, golfing and volunteering.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
I would say my wife, Melissa, has been the most positive influence in my life. We have been together 10 years in May and throughout my military career she has been with me through all of our good and bad times. I don't want to say we are perfect because we do have our struggles with one another, but we do share many great times and I would say we are proof that working together can help keep your marriage strong. People are too quick to give up and because of her, we are still going strong!

What would you like to accomplish during your Air Force career?
I would like to finish my second Community College of the Air Force degree this year and complete my Bachelor degree by the end of 2013. Once completed, I will focus my attention to making master sergeant before I hit 14 years in the Air Force.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
In the Air Force, I have been able to travel to the country of Jordan. I went there when I was deployed to fix an aircraft and we stayed overnight. While there I was able to see some of the local culture and was very surprised at how much American culture has an influence in the country. The people were very friendly except when they drive. This was a great experience for the job we had to do and the people we flew out of the country.

What is your favorite book/movie and why?
I would say my favorite movie is "Role Models." I enjoy the movie because of how over the top it is with humor. It also shows how being involved with people that do not have a male influence can impact how young children and teens feel. It reminds me of my time that I spent as a "big brother" with the Big Brother Big Sister program.

If you have the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet former President George W. Bush. I would like to meet him not only because he was the President during the worst terrorist attack in history, but to also ask him questions about the immediate response on 9/11. Whether or not I would actually get answers, asking the questions would help with trying to understand what happened, why we were not prepared with the information our government had and why this act made our government take action on Iraq.