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554th RHS Airman epitomizes 'whole person' concept

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  • By Senior Airman Shane Dunaway
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Finding a perfect balance between on- and off-duty ventures may seem daunting to some Airmen, but one senior airman from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron makes well-roundedness look seamless. 

Senior Airman Brandon Hall, 554th RHS structural journeyman and Team Andersen's top performer, constructs solid foundations in all phases of his life. 

When the Louisville, Ky., native isn't at Northwest Field performing tasks such as carpentry, welding and masonry, Airman Hall is excelling in academic pursuits. He is also a squadron representative for the Air Force Aid Society and a self-aid and buddy care instructor. 

"I'm almost done with my second year toward my engineering degree," Airman Hall said. "When I finish my engineering degree, I'll apply to [Officer Training School]." 

This isn't the first excursion to Andersen for Airman Hall. His first stint, from March 2005 to May 2006, was his first duty assignment. After a two-year tour at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., he made his return to Andersen in August 2008. 

"I joined the Air Force to travel," Airman Hall said. "I've been all over the place. I've been deployed quite a few times. The last time I was here, I went to Australia, Korea and Japan. That's the good thing about here is that you can actually go to places." 

In his free time, Airman Hall said he enjoys going to the beaches and playing intramural sports for his squadron. He also served as a referee for the Pacific Air Forces basketball tournament held March 13-21. 

"He's a team player," said Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Aaron, 554th RHS structural craftsman. "He's really involved in the squadron as far as [Airman Against Drunk Driving and intramural sports]. Since we work out at Northwest Field, you really do have to have the team mentality [because we're almost like a separate unit]."