Salutes & Awards

July 5, 2012

Warrior of the Week July 6, 2012

Tech Sgt. Anthony Truesdell

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Tech. Sgt. Anthony Truesdell

 

Family: Calee (wife), Adrian (son)

 

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

 

Unit: 305th RQS

 

Job title: HH-60 Flight Engineer Instructor

 

Job description: Perform ground and in-flight aircrew duties as flight engineer in HH-60G Combat Rescue helicopter.

 

Most rewarding job aspect: The Rescue Mission

 

Goals: Maintain my sanity

 

Hobbies: Homebrew

 

Favorite performer: Zach Brown Band

 

Favorite dish: Tacos

 

I’m proudest of: My Son

 

Person I admire most: Senior Master Sgt. Jeffery Ginther

 

Pet peeve: Laziness

 

What I like most about D-M: It’s my hometown base

 

305th RQS at a glance

Group Commander: Col. Max Maxwell

Squadron commander: Lt. Col. Kevin Merrill

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Rich McNeely

Squadron Motto: That Others May Live




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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson)

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Enlisted evaluation, promotion systems updated

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Don’t throw a fit — get fit

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — It’s a controversial topic that has been brought up by many Airmen — changing the abdominal circumference standards on the Air Force fitness assessment test. After months of debate, it was decided by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III that the standards will stay the same....
 




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