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April 26, 2012

Diamond Sharp April 27, 2012

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Senior Airman Marc Bates, 355 AMXS

Senior Airman Marc Bates, 355 AMXS

First Sergeants:  Master Sgt. Miranda and Master Sgt. Allyn

Duty Title: Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice

When joined the AF: Dec. 9, 2008

Hometown: New Haven, MO

Hobbies: Sports, fitness, and continuing his education

Selection Reasons: Airman Bates has an average of 99.15 for his last four fitness assessments.  He has completed 69 credit hours towards CCAF degree, and is progressing towards a Bachelors in Nutrition Science. Despite a grueling ops-tempo, Airman Bates has volunteered 125 off-duty hours to support several local charities to include the Salvation Army and the Heritage Community. Also, due to his phenomenal dress, appearance and professionalism, he was selected ahead of his peers to proffer the Wing Quarterly Awards ceremony.

Airman 1st Class Adam Dolan, 755 AMXS

Airman 1st Class Adam Dolan, 755 AMXS

First Sergeant:  Master Sgt. Neeley

Duty Title:   EC-130H Crew Chief

When joined to AF:  July 27, 2010

Hometown:  Fontana, CA

Hobbies: Reading books, off-roading and spending time with his family.

Selection Reasons: Airman Dolan performed more than 300 maintenance actions while completing his 5-level core tasks 3 months early. He was also instrumental in unit’s success during ORE Bushwacker in November 2011 and was selected to meet with the ACC Command Chief Master Sergeant to provide feedback directly to MAJCOM leadership.

Staff Sgt. Andrew Moore, 355 MOS

Staff Sgt. Andrew Moore, 355 MOS

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Richard

Duty Title: Squadron Lead Crew Chief

When joined the AF: Oct. 17, 2006

Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado

Hobbies: Fly fishing, working out and spending time with wife Tiffany and daughter Isabella

Selection Reasons: Impressed High School Junior ROTC; loaded 65 air-to-ground missiles and showcased 22 munitions—Air Force and Davis-Monthan mission spotlighted/ inspired 53 recruits!

Led BUSHWACKER 12-02 Tiger Team; fixed 8 errors–four man hrs saved/15 Aircraft generated /100% Fully Mission Capable…instrumental to “Satisfactory” rating on ACC ORI




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D-M commander mixes it up with ‘The Morning Blend’

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From deployment to the delivery room

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355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron: Armament Flight

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