Salutes & Awards

March 22, 2013

Diamond Sharp March 22, 2013

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Airman 1st Class Crystal Martinez, 355 Security Forces Squadron

Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Crystal Martinez, 355 Security Forces Squadron

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Ragnone

Duty Title: Response Force Leader

When Joined the AF:  May 2011

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Hobbies: Running, Playing Softball, Reading Books, and Watching Movies

Selection Reasons: Airman Martinez deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan where she secured 31K Coalition Forces, $50 billion in US/NATO aircraft and other resources. Her attention to detail resulted in being hand selected as TASS operator, where she oversaw 400 sensors worth $7.1 million and directed quick reaction force alarms ensuring security for the base perimeter. She also controlled security for 20 MEDEVAC missions ensuring the safe recovery of injured warriors.

She has also completed courses in Criminal Justice, Ethics, Corrections/Incarceration and Criminology at Pima Community College. Airman Martinez is currently taking courses in Writing and Math working to transfer to Arizona State University online. She is actively involved in the community, volunteering as head softball coach for El Rio Fastpitch Baja Softball 12 & under division.




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