Austin Alexander Hayes was born on April 12, 2005 in Roanoke, Virginia to James Alexander Hayes and Natlie Mariana Hayes. He was born 22 years prior to World War III, He lived a very mundane life, his parents owned a big plot of land just outside the town of Roanoke. He never had very many friends because of where he lived was so remote. Austin and his dad James frequently went on hunting trips for weeks at a time where his dad taught him basic survival skills, the basics of using and maintaining firearms, tracking/hunting prey, and many more. Austin loved going on the hunting trips with his dad because it was a get away from everything including society because they wouldn't use electronics. Once they were out there, they would set up camp and would live off the wilderness for the week or 2 that they were out there. Austin was more of a quiet person who kept to himself unless he had something to say but at the same time he also had the traits of being a leader when he needed to. Before World War III started, Austin was in training to join the Roanoke Police Department and then everything went to shit. 9 days after Austins birthday, on the morning of April 21, he was drinking his coffee and watching the news after he had just woken up and a breaking news alert had popped up that nuclear warfare had taken place between Russia and China. After this the world changed for good, Austin was living on his own now and his dad had passed away a little over 2 years prior to April 21st 2027, his mother was older but was still kickin and he was always taking care of her and doing whatever she needed him to do for her. She passed away on February 19th, 2030, and Austin was on his own now but little did he know that everything would fall through and he would be transferred to Zone 1 in central Europe where he would start training to become ISF.