Salutes & Awards

July 31, 2014

Diamond Sharp August 1, 2014

Name/Squadron:   Airman 1st Class Colby Evans / 43 ECS

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis

Duty Title: Knowledge Operations/Commander’s Support Staff

When joined the AF: March 4, 2013

Hometown: Freemont, CA

Hobbies: Playing various sports such as football and basketball, video gaming, hiking, drawing

Selection Reasons:

In Airman Evans’ short time in the Air Force he has accomplished a lot of significant things.  He was selected as the Privacy Act and FOUO monitor for the squadron and has briefed the unit on PII and created a good slideshow to follow.  Evans trained two Airmen on OJT processes for CSS taskings which lead to increased productivity for his flight. Additionally, he was selected as the squadron publications manager in which he maintains office-wide continuity in order to process administrative actions. He oversees the squadrons demand drug reduction program and has helped to ensure a 100% on time testing rate for 140 members.  Since his time in CSS he has assisted in processing 40 evaluations and 35 decorations, while helping to achieve the 55 ECG on time rate of 96%. Evans was hand-selected for Base Air Force Honor Guard Duty in early June.  He has already assisted in three Funerals, four Color Guard presentations, and three retirement ceremonies. Evans also volunteered more than 100 hours working at the Trap and Skeet Club which helped the squadron raise $750 for the squadron booster club.

 

Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Cooper W. Davis / 355 EMS

First Sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Wampler / Master Sgt. Nelson Reyes

Duty Title: Storage Crew Member

When joined the AF: March 26, 2013

Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas

Hobbies: Fishing and any Outdoor Activities

Selection Reasons: 

Airman Davis relocated 183 inert bombs from outdoor storage into protective shelter of an above ground magazine.  His actions eliminated a storage condition Technical Data Violation and drove the completion of three awaiting maintenance workorders.  His contagious “can-do” attitude and meticulous attention to detail ensured cradle-to-grave completion of the job in less than 12 hours. Davis consistently steps up when needed and was first in line to raise his hand for the squadron and group change of command volunteer positions. Additionally, he completed his 5-Level upgrade training tasks and CDC’s two months early. Davis is also enthusiastically pursuing his CCAF degree through enrollment in two college courses, with only eight credits remaining for completion.




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