Salutes & Awards

May 29, 2014

Diamond Sharp May 30, 2014

DiamondSharp_pict

Name/Squadron:  Staff Sgt. Bryan Castro / 25 OWS

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Nathan Rice

Duty Title: Shift Supervisor

When joined the AF: Aug. 4, 2009

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Hobbies: Spending time with family (wife Racquel, children Caroline (3) and Melanie (1) ), playing guitar, studying, listening to music, reading the Bible, working out. And his wife is pregnant with their third.

Selection Reasons:

Staff Sgt. Castro was selected for this award based on his outstanding duty performance and leadership abilities. He is the “go-to” flight weather briefing expert in the squadron and he led the development of a training course for Lead Briefers. He augmented the Stan/Eval section by administering 22 evaluations for new briefers and, as a Lead Briefer, he managed backup support for an extemporaneous communication outage at another weather squadron leading his team to accomplish twice their normal workload with seamless support to aircrew. Furthermore, Sergeant Castro was coined by the AFWA (FOA) Commander for excellence in leadership.

Sergeant Castro is the lead PTL for his 71-member flight, and manages a team of 7 PTLs to conduct 6 scheduled group workout sessions each week. He also assists struggling flight members with one-on-one training. His leadership led the flight to achieve a 100% pass rate and 82% “Excellent” test rate. Finally, Sergeant Castro excels in his off-duty education. He currently has a 4.0 GPA in his Bachelor’s of Meteorology program at the University of Arizona and he intends to apply for OTS upon graduation. Sergeant Castro is a talented, driven professional who leads by example!




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ciara Gosier)

Historic fighter squadron celebrates 98th birthday

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ciara Gosier) Historic_Pict2 Caption: U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 94th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit pose for a photo at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Aug. 21, 2015. The ph...
 
 
WEBKeySpouse_pict

Key Spouse Program: Supporting the families and Airmen of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern)

Photo: KeySpouse_pict DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, Ariz. — It is in the nature of military service that at some point you will be separated from the ones who love you. Often times a permanent change of station forces spouses and si...
 
 
(Courtesy photo)

SecAF, CSAF, CMSAF present new “little blue book”

(Courtesy photo) Caption: Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody congratulates an Airman attending Airmen’s Week Aug. 27, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Airmen received a copy of “America’...
 

 
af-uav4

Arming the RPAs

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Joseph Swafford A1C Matthew Lopez (center), 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron munitions systems technician, builds a GPS-guided GBU-49 bomb at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2015...
 
 
Photo: WoW_pict

Warfighter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Brad Johannes

Photo: WoW_pict Col. Robert Stonemark, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) chief of staff, presents Staff Sgt. Brad Johannes, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) manager of engineering operations, with the Warfighter of the Week certificate dur...
 
 

Special tactics Airmen killed in hostile incident

Two special tactics airmen, who were deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, were killed near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, and SSgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, were at a vehicle checkpoint when two individuals wearing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces uniforms opened fire on them. NATO service members...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>