Andrew Heidl (center) and family at the Wisconsin Army Cadets sendoff on May 30, 2020.

From: Denmark, WI

High School: De Pere High School

Class: 2020

Branch: United States Air Force

Why I decided to enlist in the military
I knew I did not want to spend my time in college, and as I tried my best to develop my character while growing up I realized that the military would be something I wanted to experience and align with my goals.

Why I chose the Air Force
I picked the Air Force because not only was my grandfather (whom I am very close to) in the Air Force, but after doing research it best suited my needs and interest while serving. Once I found the job I knew I had a passion to do there was no changing my mind.

Basic training location
Lakeland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX

Basic training dates
6/16/2020

Job in the military
My dream job is Pararescue, but with the way the Air Force operates their selection process I may be selected for a different Spec ops job.

Family in the military
No I don’t, which has been a small part of my choice to enlist.