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May 2009 Portrait of a Professional

Staff Sgt. Boris Opachich, 129th MXS, is this month’s Portrait of a Professional. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino)

Staff Sgt. Boris Opachich, 129th MXS, is this month’s Portrait of a Professional. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino)

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Boris Opachich, 129th MXS, is the 129th Rescue Wing's Portrait of a Professional for May. Portrait of a Professional is a monthly profile of an outstanding Staff Sgt. and below. 

What is your favorite memory in the AF? My favorite  memory in the Air Force is when I got to go on a trip to  Florida with Ops last summer. 

What motivated you to enlist in the AF? My parents "lots of motivation." 

How has being an Airman changed your outlook on life? I tend to strive more to succede rather then sit on the couch like the rest of my civilian friends. 

What's the most important lesson you've learned in the military? Live in fame or go down in flame. 

If you could deploy anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would definitely deploy to Italy.
 
If you could choose any AF job, which would it be?  Why? I would be an HH-60 pilot or a PJ so that I can be a Jolly Green Giant. 

Where did you grow up? Ukraine, Richmond, Oakland, San Leandro 

What is your job in the civilian world? I am an Electronic Countermeasures Avionics Technician here at  the 129th. 

What would people be surprised to know about you? That I am married, and have six fingers on my right foot  (just kidding).
 
What are your hobbies? Basketball, football, running, benching, and my job.