Salutes & Awards

December 21, 2012

Diamond Sharp


Name/Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Daniel Thetford / 48 Rescue Squadron
First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Nathan Rice
Duty Title: Independent Duty Medical Technician
When Joined the AF: September 1998
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Hobbies: Cars – Has a really nice GT 500 Shelby Mustang, silver and black.
Selection Reasons: As President of the Guardian Angel Booster Club, TSgt Thetford led the way as the squadron raised more than $6,500 in under three months. He organized the squadron’s Thanksgiving Day celebration and Holiday Party. He personally fried five turkeys for 70 personnel and their families. Finally, he assisted our Pararescue training mission by recruiting more than two dozen volunteers from across Davis-Monthan to act as casualties in realistic training scenarios.

Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Shaniqua Maxwell, 357th Fighter Squadron
First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Chris Reams
Duty Title: Aviation Resource Management Journeyman
When Joined the AF: June 2011
Hometown: Boston, MA
Hobbies: Going to the movies, putting together her apartment (moved out of the dorms this summer), volunteering on base and downtown
Selection Reasons: AAirman Maxwell meticulously produced 178 flight authorizations and 23 flawless post-mission reviews. She also serves as a Security Forces augmentee and the squadron Combined Federal Campaign representative. In addition, A1C Maxwell finds time to volunteer for Airman Against Drunk Driving, Airman’s Attic, Walk for Diabetes, Day of Caring, and Cross Fit Garage Games for Muscular Dystrophy Association culminating in 32 hours of community service. She was recently awarded 357 FS Airman of Quarter!




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