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December 12, 2013

Diamond Sharp December 13, 2013

Airman 1st Class Jonathan Kelly / 355th Communications Squadron

Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Jonathan Kelly / 355th Communications Squadron

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. DeAndre Blagburn

Duty Title: Knowledge Operations Manager

When joined the AF: November 2012

Hometown: Wilkes Barre, PA

Hobbies: Playing Basketball and Fantasy Football

Selection Reasons:  

Airman 1st Class Jonathan Kelly overhauled 25 SharePoint sites which standardized content format for all units on base. He also quickly created security groups to protect personally identifiable information for the Communication squadron which cut the base privacy breaches violations by more than half. Furthermore, he assisted the Information Assurance office with a short-notice tasker and validated over 1,200 accounts which led to the base receiving an “Excellent” rating during the recent Cyber Command Readiness Inspection. Airman Kelly has been actively involved in on-and-off base with community events. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity where he beautified and landscaped 5 homes.

 

Airman 1st Class Tyler B. Smith (355 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron)

Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Tyler B. Smith (355 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron)

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Steven Shulski

Duty Title: A-10 Avionics System Apprentice

When joined the AF: June 19, 2012

Hometown: Lakeland, FL

Hobbies: Playing guitar and practicing marksmanship

Selection Reasons:  

Airman Smith demonstrated superb technical skill when he troubleshot and rewired an A-10C Situational Awareness Data Link system; a task normally reserved for more experienced personnel.  His expert subject matter knowledge and adherence to “fix it right” maintenance enabled subsequent code-1 aircraft sorties. Airman Smith expanded his professional growth by helping to facilitate targeting pod training.  His efforts were integral to providing the materials and support required for visiting field engineers to conduct four sessions and train twelve Air Force personnel on the Sensor Enhanced Litening advanced targeting pod.  He also performed maintenance on the Radar Warning System in preparation for Combat Shield.  His actions were vital in securing 100% pass rate for the 357 AMU during the ACC Combat Shield inspection.

He also performed the duties of proffer for the 355th Fighter Wing during the Non-Commissioned Officer induction ceremony.  His professionalism upheld a long Air Force tradition of recognizing career milestones and bolstering esprit de corps.  Airman Smith also received an excellent rating on his annual AF PT test.  A totally involved professional!

 

Staff Sgt. Cami Richards, 355th Operations Group

Name/Squadron: Staff Sgt. Cami Richards, 355th Operations Group

Duty Title: Training Manager

When joined the AF: June 26, 2007

Hometown: Mill Creek, West Virginia

Hobbies: Loves to shop and hang out with family and friends

Selection Reasons:

Staff Sgt. Cami Richards came to the 355th Operations Group in July 2013 after cross-training from the Dental Squadron. She hit the ground running as a new training manager for the Operations Group. Without hesitation, she dug into the Air Force Instructions, revamped the Group education and training program, and prepped for the upcoming inspection. Additionally, Sergeant Richards authored and implemented the 355th Operations Support Squadrons Training Guidance memo and keeps the commander apprised of all training issues and progress. She achieved much in a short period of time, all while completing her own 5-level upgrade CDCs…and scored an impressive 94% on her End of Course exam. Additional to her primary duties, Sergeant Richards serves as the Group OPSEC monitor, and is an active member of the Firebird Advisory Counsel. Sergeant Richards truly exemplifies the very best of DM’s enlisted corp. and that is what makes her DIAMOND SHARP!




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