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By Lance Coleman

Name: Lt. Jaime Oakley
Age: 30. "I just celebrated my first anniversary of being 29."
Single
Occupation: Executive Officer, 134th Air Refueling Wing. "I take care of administrative, protocol and public affairs needs of the air base.

What was your first paying job?
"I worked the register at Little Caesar’s Pizza. It was a great job. I got all the pizza I could eat."

What is your favorite material possession?
"My IPod."

If you could do one impulsive thing, unrestricted by cost, what would it be?
"I would buy a large, luxurious pink stucco home by the beach in Seaside, Fla."

What task or activity have you still not gotten around to doing?
"Getting an oil change."

What’s your favorite television or movie quote?
"Beginning’s are scary, and endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most." -- "Hope Floats"

What are you guilty of?
"Watching ‘bad’ television -- for example, ‘I Love New York,’ ‘Surreal Life’ and Cheaters."

What is your passion?
"Flying."

What is one thing you have always wanted to do but haven’t?
"Be in the audience of ‘The Price is Right’ with Bob Barker."

Do you think there is life on other planets?
"Absolutely. I try not to think about it though. Aliens scare me."

What are you reading currently?
"Air Force Fundamental Protocol Manual."

If you were stranded on an island, what one thing would you take?
"A Rubik’s Cube."

Who has been the most influential person in the 20th century?
"Oprah Winfrey."

What is the best book you’ve ever read?
"Black Hawk Down."

What was your most embarrassing moment?
"Getting my hair caught in a belt sander during 6th grade wood shop. I disregarded the safety rules so that I could look cute with my hair down during class."

Why did you pursue the career you chose?
"My dad was in the Air Force. I am very proud of him. Growing up, I always knew I would go into the Air Force, but I did not anticipate how much I would enjoy being in the military and the sense of fulfillment I would receive."

When you were 5 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
"Wonder Woman. I would spin around and put my fists on my hips then I would run around the playground throwing my wrists up pretending I was deflecting bullets. I also wanted to be Smurfette."

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
"This is the hardest question for me to answer. I may need to work on being more humble."

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch?
"Ricky Schroder."

What do you hate?
"Hate is a very strong word. I dislike people who lie or lie by omission. Unmotivated people annoy me."

What’s your favorite quote?
"Difficulties in life are supposed make you better not bitter." -- E. White

What is your dream vacation?
"Backpacking through Europe or sitting at the beach with my toes in the sand."

What is your all-time favorite movie?
" ‘Sixteen Candles’ or any ’80s teen movie."

Would you travel in space?
"Absolutely."

What is your favorite sport and favorite sport’s team?
"Sports? I’m more of a mathlete."

What is the best present you ever received?
"My uncle brought me an egg carton and, when I opened it, I was surprised with 12 baby chicks."

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?
" ‘Don’t whistle in the house. You’ll grow a mustache.’ Of course, this is not true, but whistling is annoying, and I don’t want to chance growing a mustache. Thanks Mom."

Did you ever get paddled in school and if so, why?
"No. I was very shy in school; too shy to ever get into any trouble."

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