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Colorado native aces hydraulics course

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  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Senior Airman Brian Gurule, a native of Pueblo, Colorado, earned the distinction of being an ACE student here when he scored perfect 100s on each exam in the aircraft hydraulics apprentice course.

Gurule and other Airmen in the 49-day course were instructed on the basics of aircraft hydraulics, how to troubleshoot and repair problems, pressure checking hydraulic systems, servicing hydraulic lines and other maintenance procedures. The class is scheduled to graduate June 28, 2018.

Rank and name: Senior Airman Brian Gurule

Unit: 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado

Duty title: Aircraft hydraulic systems specialist

Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado

Time in service: 4 years

Why you joined the Air Force: To be a part of something greater than myself.

Family: Wife, Trish; two children, Alexis and Brennen

Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, shooting and working out

Favorite aspect of job: Sense of accomplishment after troubleshooting and fixing something.

Most memorable Air Force experience: Starting my Air Force career after previously serving in the Army.

How do you make responsible choices: If my wife would be upset, then I probably shouldn’t do it.

Instructor comment:
“Senior Airman Gurule was able to complete a task that has not been accomplished by many and if it was easy, everyone would grab the ACE award,” said 364th Training Squadron aircraft hydraulics systems instructor DeJuan Wallace. “Not only did he master his own studies, but he also helped younger Airmen achieve their goals.”