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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