Salutes & Awards

June 1, 2012

Diamond Sharp June 1, 2012

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Airman 1st Class Jamie King, 923 AMXS

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Airman 1st Class Jamie King, 923 AMXS

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. John Brown

Duty Title: Knowledge Operator

When joined the AF: March 9, 2010

Hometown: Pittsboro, North Carolina

Hobbies: Reading and bike riding

Selection Reasons:

- Integral member of squadron UCC team; trained three Airmen in daily operations during base exercise—100% accountability less than 2 hours!

-Redesigned inbound processes; 22 new members welcomed during peak season—0 discrepancies!

- Devoted 40+ hours to AWANA; read and taught scripture to 35 children…exemplifies the whole-person concept!

 

Staff Sgt. Matthew Farewell, 612 ACOMS

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Staff Sgt. Matthew Farewell, 612 ACOMS

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Shawn White

Duty Title: CAOC Radio Technician

When joined the AF: Dec. 4, 2002

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

Hobbies: Playing basketball, watching college football, taking his dogs on runs, weight training, do-it yourself projects, working in the garage, and playing “first person shooter” video games with friends.

Selection Reasons:

Sergeant Farewell possesses qualities of an outstanding NCO. He has proven that he can step outside his “comfort zone” when the opportunity presents itself. During the 2012 A6/ACOMS Combat Dining In, he served as Mr. Vice. Additionally, Sergeant Farewell stepped up as the squadron basketball coach. A total professional!




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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

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