Iceman in Action: Staff Sgt. Vanessa Hoppough
By Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman, 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 17, 2016
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska --
Rank and Name: Staff Sgt. Vanessa Hoppough
Duty Title: Special vehicle maintenance journeyman, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
Why is serving in the Air Force important to you? Serving is important to me because I feel like I am doing something to help defend our country and I get a great feeling from it.
What moment or accomplishment as a member of the Iceman Team are you most proud of and why? What makes me the most proud of being an Iceman Team member is being in the vehicle maintenance flight. The Airmen in vehicle maintenance make me proud when I see them completing duties, professionally interacting with costumers and pursuing educational, fitness and personal goals.
What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part of my job is when everything goes smoothly and the job gets done. Who doesn’t love that?
Who inspires you and why? My father inspires me because he is a hard worker who never gives up, which motivates me to do the same.
What's your favorite part about being in Alaska? My favorite part of Alaska is the beautiful scenery and abundant nature we have.