Unit: 812th Civil Engineer Squadron
Job title: Driver/Operator
Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Fire apparatus driver/operator, charged with safely transporting firefighting crews to and from the scene of the emergencies and supplying water for firefighting actions.
Time in the military: Three years
Time at Edwards AFB: One year will be March 14, 2016.
Family: Father, mother, older brother, sister-in-law, little sister, niece and fiancé.
Hometown: Gravois Mills, Mo.
Hobbies: Playing guitar, longboarding, video games, driving and playing pool.
Why did you join the military? See the world.
Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? Married with a few kids, out of the military, master’s degree in physical therapy and living back in Missouri.
What do you do for fun here? Video games and spending time with my fiancé.
What’s your favorite Air Force memory or story? My adventures in Japan and exploring random places in that country on my longboard or in my car.
What accomplishments are you most proud of? Saving the lives of three Japanese civilians while off duty at the river.
Who is your role model? Master Sgt. Therman Watkins.
How does your job help support the test and evaluation mission here at Edwards? Liability insurance; if anything goes not according to plan, and there is a malfunction, we respond to the situation and make sure that it is stable and safe for other personnel to repair the damages.
What is your dream job and why? Physical therapist. I would like to help people that need it until I retire.
What do you like most about Edwards? It is where I met my fiancé
If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you would buy? I would pay off my car and settle any other debts that I have then buy a jeep for my mother and put the rest into a savings account.
What distinguishes Senior Airman Hartnett from his peers?
“Senior Airman Hartnett is a hard worker, quick learner and an outstanding reliable performer. Upon arriving at Edwards AFB Fire Department, he was enthusiastic to learn everything he could to better this department and contribute to the mission. He soaked in all the information he could from his co-workers and made sure to become a mentor and role model for new military being assigned after his arrival. He made sure new personnel were given quality information to become successful members of Team Edwards. Bradley continues to be one of our go-to trainers for the military personnel. As an Airman, his customs, courtesies, dress and appearance are always impeccable; this sets a positive example for peers and junior firefighters. He personifies what the AF expects from its young Airman as he strives to develop himself and those around him with professional qualities that enhance the Air Force.”
– Tech. Sgt Thomas Sidoti, supervisor