Iceman in action: Tech. Sgt. Michael Hopkins Published June 8, 2018 By Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Rank and Name: Tech. Sgt. Michael Hopkins Duty Title: 354th Maintenance Group, maintenance training section instructor Hometown: Gibbon, Nebraska 1: Why is serving important to you? I love my country and the people in it; therefore helping protect the people and their rights is what makes serving the most important to me. 2: What moment or accomplishment as a member of the Icemen Team are you most proud of? As an Aircraft Maintenance Squadron engine troop, there were times the jets were out of service for an extensive amount of time and the feeling of bringing them back into service after so long created a great sense of satisfaction. 3: What is your favorite part of your job? I like teaching, especially new Airmen, because I feel like they learn the most and it’s important to me to guide them. 4: Who inspires you and why? I am inspired by seeing other people achieve great things and succeed in what they do. 5: What’s your favorite part about being in Alaska? Alaska is beautiful and I like how disconnected it is, which in turn makes the freedoms experienced here feel better than when in the rest of the states.