22nd AMX member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Armando A. Schwier-Morales
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Hardy, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron instruments and flight control systems craftsman, has been in the Air Force and stationed at McConnell for 14 years. Sergeant Hardy's hobbies include reading, playing video games, listening to heavy metal music and taking college classes.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My parents have been my most positive influences in my life. They taught me patience and honesty since day one. Their unending support made me who I am today and continues to shape me every day.

What would you like to accomplish during your Air Force career?
My goal is to retire as at least a master sergeant. I don't have lofty goals. I just want to leave the Air Force in a better condition than when I arrived, leaving Airmen who will do the same thing.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
Singapore has to be the most interesting place to which I have traveled. The fact that they have such a diverse population packed onto a very small island and maintain order is fascinating to me.

What is your favorite book/ movie and why?
My favorite book is also my least favorite movie: "Battlefield Earth" by L. Ron Hubbard. The book is such a unique, complicated and triumphant story. To see it massacred on the big screen was horrifying. My favorite movie is a tie between "Serenity" and "Inception." Originality seems to be rare today in the movie world. These films are rare gems in my eyes.

If you have the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet Scott Ian, rhythm guitar player from Anthrax. He was an idol of mine through high school and college. I have always admired his unique combination of classic heavy metal musical creativity, humility and a fantastic sense of humor.