Salutes & Awards

July 3, 2014

Diamond Sharp July 3, 2014

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Airman 1st Class Christopher G. Harrington/612 ACOMS

Name/Squadron:   Airman 1st Class Christopher G. Harrington/612 ACOMS

First Sergeant:  Master Sgt. Jason Maberry

Duty Title: Knowledge Ops Manager/Exec

When joined the AF: April 9, 2013

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Hobbies: Watching and coaching football, working out and playing with his puppy.

Selection Reasons:

Recently, this Diamond Sharp recipient made the job easier for his First Sergeant by creating a matrix document for the BAH recertification, an additional duty tracking database to ensure zero gaps due to PCS and deployments and another source document to advise members of the 612 Air Communications Squadron on their current IMR status. He has also completed all requirements to be awarded his CCAF to add to an already impressive education background. Lastly, Airman Harrington also narrated the WWII medallion ceremony, honoring 13 of our greatest generation’s veterans at the recognition ceremony held at the Tucson International Airport.




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