22nd OSS member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Abigail Klein
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Airman 1st Class Andrew Yabumoto, 22nd Operations Support Squadron Aircrew flight equipment journeyman, has been in the Air Force two years. He has been stationed at McConnell since completing technical school in 2009. Airman Yabumoto's hobbies include reading, golfing, snowboarding and watching movies.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
To keep with the cliché, my family is the most important and positive influence in my life. They have always supported my decisions through good or bad, and have always been ready to help me. My parents' general positive attitude is the driving force behind who I am and who I strive to be. My brothers show me that inner strength is not just a pleasant idea, but a source of power with endless potential.

What would you like to accomplish during your Air Force career?
I'd like to finish school and possibly pursue a career as an officer, but I haven't yet decided if I want to stay in.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way? Vancouver, Canada, is the most beautiful place I've been. I went on a kayaking trip with my mom and brother one summer to an island where killer whales were passing through. It was truly an amazing experience.

What is your favorite book/ movie and why?
By far, James Clavell's "Shogun" is my favorite book. It takes place in Japan around 1600 A. D., yet its ideas of duty, honor and sacrifice are just as applicable today as they were back then.

If you have the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
 I'd like to meet my grandfather. He passed away when I was really young, so I didn't have a chance to know him. From what people tell me, he was an extraordinary man.