22nd LRS member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Abigail Klein
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Airman 1st Class Olukayode Sonubi, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Protective Equipment apprentice, has been in the Air Force for less than a year. He has been stationed at McConnell since completing technical school in March. Airman Sonubi's hobbies include playing basketball and tennis, working out and traveling.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
I would have to say my mom and dad have had the most positive influence in my life. They are the ones who raised me to do the right thin, even when no one is looking. They have also supported me in everything I've done, and have encouraged me to always try to better myself.

What would you like to accomplish during your Air Force career?
I would like to eventually learn all aspects of my career field. After finishing my career development courses, I plan on taking some more college courses and hopefully reaching my goal of getting a master's degree. As for long term goals, if I remain on the enlisted side, I plan on eventually reaching the rank of senior master sergeant or chief master sergeant.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
When I went to New York City to visit my older brother while he was doing an internship with insurance agency, it was really interesting. I finally understood why the city is considered a melting pot. Everywhere I visited, I noticed various people from different ethnicities and cultures. My impression of all New Yorkers being rude and uncooperative was dispelled. Everybody I asked information from was very helpful and friendly. There are so many things to do in the city and I loved every minute of it.

What is your favorite book/ movie and why?
My favorite book would have to be "What Savage Beast" by Peter David. It's based on "The Incredible Hulk" comic books. As a kid, I used to read my older brother's comic books and I've always been interesting in the Hulk character in particular. The plot of the novel was about Dr. Bruce Banner (the Hulk), and the struggles and scarifies he makes to protect his family. There's a quote in the book that was so significant to me that I actually wrote it down and I refer to it every now and then. The quote is, "Fear is good. Fear of consequences keeps many people honest. Fear of being ostracized keeps many people sociable. Fear of dying keeps most people alive. We have a society built on fear."

It was so important to me because even though it's fictional novel, it's relatable to the real world we live in.

If you have the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
If I had the opportunity to meet anyone, I would probably meet Bill Gates. I would like to know what kind of person he really is. We all know he's rich, but I've also heard him and his wife donate to several charities, and are humble people in person. I've also heard that he plans to leave his children a fraction of his money and donate the rest to charities after he dies. I just want to get his perspective on life and maybe learn from his experiences.