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355th Maintenance Group’s Maintenance Professionals of the Year

Posted January 22, 2015 by

Congratulations to the 2014 Maintenance Professional of the Year winners from the 355th Maintenance Group! 355th MXG Quality Assurance Inspector of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah McCartney 355th FW 2014 Instructor of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Cline 355th FW 2014 Maintenance Training Manager of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Anna Wilson 355th FW 2014 Analyst…

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Diamond Sharp

Posted June 21, 2012 by

Tech. Sgt. James Parker, 355 SFS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Ron Heilman Duty Title: Assistant First Sergeant / Flight Sergeant When joined the Air Force: May 17, 1995 Hometown: Durham, North Carolina…

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Arizona Air Guardsman honored as Analyst of the Year

Posted October 25, 2012 by Airman First Class Jackson Hurd

The Outstanding Analyst of the Year Award was presented to Arizona Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Svetlana Sevciuc for her full-time work as an intelligence specialist with the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in July.

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SecDef directs review of Distinguished Warfare Medal

Posted March 14, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — In light of recent discussions concerning the new Distinguished Warfare Medal and its order of precedence relative to other military decorations, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of the award, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said here today. Little said Hagel directed Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the…

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Diamond Sharp July 26, 2013

Posted July 25, 2013 by

Staff Sgt. Keith Burgess/ 43 ECS Name/Squadron: Staff Sgt. Keith Burgess/ 43 ECS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Marisa Lewis Duty title:  EC-130H Flight Engineer When Joined the AF: September 2005 Hometown: Fresno, California Hobbies: Snowboarding, dirt bike riding, and wakeboarding Selection Reasons:   Staff Sergeant Keith J. Burgess has distinguished himself as an EC-130 H…

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Diamond Sharp February 7, 2014

Posted February 6, 2014 by

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…

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AF selects 9,403 for promotion to staff sergeant

Posted July 17, 2014 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Of the 36,739 eligible senior airman eligible for promotion to staff sergeant, 9,403 were selected, a 25.59 percent selection rate, Air Force officials said July 10. The average score for those selected was 291.91. Selectees’ average time in grade was 2.03 years and time in service was 4.51 years….

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted March 26, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo)

(U.S. Air Force photo) On April 18, 1942, Airmen of the U.S. Army Air Forces, led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, carried the Battle of the Pacific to the heart of the Japanese empire with a surprising and daring raid on military targets at Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokosuka, Nagoya, and Kobe. This heroic attack…

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From paralegal to war fighter

Posted July 12, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

Imagine, as a paralegal, one day you are helping someone with a power of attorney and the next day you are helping protect unarmed colleagues from enemy fire in a war zone…

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Warrior of the Week

Posted December 14, 2012 by

Staff Sgt. Ian Porter Family: Father, Carter Porter; Mother, Paula Porter; two sisters and a brother Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana Unit: 355 Security Forces Squadron Job title: Military Working Dog Handler Job description: Explosive/Narcotic Detection—Deter, detect, search for and eliminate threats Most rewarding job aspect: Getting to train dogs on a daily basis Goals: Become…

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