Kyle Lambert is a 30 year old from the city of Lafayette, Louisiana. Growing up, Kyle had a knack for different sports, eventually settling with Soccer as his favorite past time activity. In high school, Kyle was the team captain during his junior and high school year, having developed some qualities of leadership during his tenure. With his skills, he was able to lead his team to win the regional championship. Despite his promising future of being a soccer player, Kyle enlisted into the United States Air Force, flying through nine weeks of BMT as his flight's Dorm Chief, and immediately transitioning over to the Security Forces Academy at JBSA Lackland after graduating from Basic as an Airman First Class. The Security Forces Academy brought on a whole new list of challenges, from uncooperative teammates to the blazing hot Texas summer sun, not to mention the drama caused by different members of the team. SARC complaints everywhere. It was amazing how many airmen lost their minds simply because they were in a less strict environment compared to BMT.
Kyle eventually graduated from the Security Forces academy, having had to deal with a whole lot of "hurry up and wait". By many accounts, the SF Academy was 70% waiting for tasking and 30% learning. Such is life in the US armed forces. He remained at Lackland for a period of two months, working as a member of the SAT team to help train incoming basic training graduates before eventually being sent to the 18th SFS in Kadena, Japan. It's at Kadena where Kyle stayed for a significant portion of his Air Force career, eventually making it to the rank of Staff Sergeant after four years of service. After the next two years of service at Kadena, Kyle re-enlisted with the US Air Force and was, by request, sent to Bagram Air Field with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing where he trained to become a Fly Away Security Team (FAST) member. Following his multi-week training to become a FAST team member, Kyle was deployed on a six month rotation to Utes to help with securing US Air Force and NATO assets in the area.
During his deployment, and around the height of the outbreak in Chernarus, Kyle was part of a number of sorties from Utes to assist US forces in South Zagoria. He worked strenuous hours to ensure vehicles, weapons and supplies were delivered to friendly units combating the infection, assisting civilians and providing aid to the wounded. It was on the morning of the 21st where he first saw action against the infected as they swarmed the airfield where his plane was refueling. By this time, Kyle was already well versed in how to deal with those who had turned, dropping body after body with well placed rounds to the cranium. It was a close call, but the plane eventually managed to get refueled enough to make its way back to Utes.
Due to the far spreading effects of the outbreak, relief seemed impossible. Along with a small number of US forces, Kyle remained on the island to assist refugees who had washed up on shore before it was eventually locked off due to heightened fears of the outbreak spreading. As Utes became a strictly military stronghold, Kyle volunteered for outside the wire missions to Chernarus after supplies from the US Navy stopped flowing and the reserves from the base emptied. There was only so much the Civil Engineering specialists could muster when it came to setting up greenhouses and canals for water. On Kyle's twelfth mission to Chernarus, his team was ambushed by looters, infected joining the fray soon after, having been drawn in by the sound of gunfire. Despite making it out alive, most of Kyle's team had either been killed by the exchange of rounds or bitten.
What was left of the team made a hasty retreat back to the helicopter they came in on, quickly ascending the flights of stairs with the infected in tow. The pilot was able start it up just as the infected breached the door to the roof. Gunfire filled the area as Kyle and the two remaining shooters fended off the droves of bodies coming through the door. An infected launched itself at one of the civilian volunteers as he was reloading, quickly sinking its teeth into his neck. Kyle and the remaining volunteer clambered onto the helo as more and more infected shot through the door, running at the helo and latching on as it began to ascend. Soon enough, the weight became too much for the helicopter as it descended out of control, the infected jumping off the roof into the propellers and disabling the main rotors. The aircraft spiraled out of control towards the nearby field, the remaining volunteer being thrown out and plummeting to his death. With lucky timing, Kyle managed to drop out of the helicopter as it passed over another building's roof, landing on the hard surface and knocking himself out.
He awoke in a daze with blood seeping from a wound on his head, his only escape from Chernarus being a smoking pile of wreckage in a nearby field. With no radio capable of transmitting all the way to Utes to inform them of his status, he was left to fend for himself inside of a ravaged country teeming with infected.