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 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts)

Arizona Airmen memorialize fallen Iraqi fighter pilot

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Celebration and education; Equal Opportunity

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AF continues to work with DOD, OPM on cybersecurity incident

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force maintains its commitment to protect personal information from cyber threats by continuing efforts with the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management to assist those impacted by the recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data. OPM and an interagency response team, including investigators from the FBI and...
 




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