350th ARS member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Abigail Klein
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Airman 1st Class Landon Iverson, 350th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, has been in the Air Force for two years. He has been stationed at McConnell since completing his technical training. His main hobbies include working in his shop, barbecuing, fishing, traveling and anything outdoors.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
The most positive influence in my life is my grandfather, Virgil Holbrook. He has led by example all his life. He is a very humble and positive man, and is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in. He has taught me to be honest, and to always do it right the first time, take pride in my work, have a good work ethic, appreciate the value of a dollar and most importantly, to respect others. He taught me everything I know about being handy. If there is something broken around the house, I guarantee you he can fix it. I can't fully express in words how much he means to me.

What would you like to accomplish during your Air Force Career?
I want to earn my bachelor's degree, continue to progress in my career, and develop valuable skills while striving to create a stable future for my wife and I.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
On Dec. 2006, I left the states with a one-way ticket to Trinidad. With nothing but a small backpack and the clothes on my back, I island hopped the West Indies for three months. A few years later, I set out on a road trip with no one but my dog. We traveled from Texas, all the way up the West Coast and eventually to Vancouver, Canada. All in all, we traveled 9,000 miles in 65 days.

What is your favorite book/ movie and why?
"A River Runs through it" has to be my favorite movie. The movie shows how two brothers can have different lives, morals and beliefs but still connect in many ways. Plus, the trout fishing is awesome.

If you have the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet Nolan Ryan, co-owner and former pitcher for the Texas Rangers. I grew up going to Ranger games and have been a lifelong fan since age four. He pitched the first game I ever attended. I believe Nolan Ryan is the best pitcher the game will ever see. His professional record is 5,714 strike outs, seven no-hitters and an eight time MLB All-Star.