Salutes & Awards

May 9, 2013

Diamond Sharp May 2013

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Airman 1st Class Hughes, Ryan Matthew/ 755 AMXS

Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Hughes, Ryan Matthew/ 755 AMXS

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Brian Young

Duty title: Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice

When joined the AF: Jan. 17, 2012

Hometown: San Jose, Ca

Hobbies: Corporate/Business aviation, Currency in Private Pilot Training, Muscle Car restoration, Mountain biking, and Hiking

Selection Reasons:

Airman Hughes has set himself apart from his peers with the knowledge and experience that he brought from his previous career field in civilian aviation, always striving to excel in his current job as a Crew Chief. To document his thirst for excellence, he has had three Quality Assurance evaluations since his arrival in September 2012 resulting in three perfect passes by QA. Continuing the whole airman concept, Hughes is currently finishing his last three classes through Pima Community College towards his CCAF degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology while maintaining a 3.8 GPA. He is also the Secretary for the 755 AMXS Booster Club, which has generated, in the first quarter alone, $15K towards the annual holiday party and squadron functions. He has also been nominated as the Airman of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2013, pending board results.




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