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South Dakota ANG sergeant aces aircraft fuel systems course

Sheppard AFB

Staff Sgt. Ryan Hanson, 361st Training Squadron fuel system apprentice course student, poses for a picture at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 30, 2019. Hanson, a native of Madison, S.D., completed the 36-day course with perfect scores on his exams, earning him the ACE award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- A South Dakota native and member of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing Sioux Falls aced his technical training school with perfect scores on his block exams.

Staff Sgt. Ryan Hanson graduated technical training on Jan. 30, 2019 and was proud to bring back his ace student award back home with him to South Dakota.

Hanson had some advice for the next batch of fuel systems students. He said Airmen should strive for excellence in anything and everything they have the chance to do.

Rank and Name: Staff Sgt. Ryan Hanson

Unit: 114th Fighter Wing Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Duty Title: Fuel Systems Technician, South Dakota National Guard

Hometown: Madison, South Dakota

Time in Service: 18 years

Why you joined the Air Force: I joined the military to help get my education paid for. I decided to make a career out of it.

Family: Wife: Kate  Daughters: Alyssa and Kyra

Hobbies: Running, lifting weights

Favorite aspect of job: I enjoy working with my hands.

Most memorable Air Force experience: Getting sworn in the Air Force.

How do you make responsible choices: I try to make the best choice possible which will benefit my friends/family, co-workers and myself. I also learn from my mistakes.

Instructor comment: Staff Sgt. Hanson is very serious about providing an ultimate performance.