Salutes & Awards

February 6, 2014

Diamond Sharp February 7, 2014

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Senior Airman David Russell / 355 CES/CEF

Name/Squadron: Senior Airman David Russell / 355 CES/CEF

First Sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Walter Fortenberry

Duty Title: Fire Protection Journeyman

When joined the AF: June 8, 2008

Hometown: Bartlett, Tennessee

Hobbies: Fishing, Working Out, Playing with his daughter

Selection Reasons:  

Senior Airman Russell was hand-selected to attend the challenging Emergency Medical Technician Course ahead of 30 of his peers. During the course, Russell excelled in all facets garnering a 94% overall score and greatly improving the emergency medical response posture for Davis-Monthan AFB. Russell was integral in the successful completion of 5 star-base tours of our flight improving the relationship of our installation with the Tucson area. Russell also personally trained/mentored 4 newly arriving 3-level Airmen which resulted in a 100% CDC end of course pass rate and the acquisition of 10 vehicle certifications 3 months ahead of schedule. Russell is an excellent role model and will one day make an outstanding NCO!




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