Salutes & Awards

March 27, 2012

Thunderbolt of the Week, March 23, 2012

noel

Staff Sgt. Timothy Noel

56th Fighter Wing Safety Ground safety technician

Hometown: West Mansfield, Ohio

Years in service: Seven

Family: Wife, Krissy

Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree at Rio Salado and a bachelor’s degree at University of Ottawa

Previous assignments: Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England

Inspirations: My grandfather, parents, uncle and wife

Goals: Become a personal trainer, learn and pass it on to others

Greatest feat: Do things most people are not able to do

Self-description: Outgoing, athletic, family man

Famous last words: “Live and Learn.”

Off-duty interests: Mechanical things, building, weight lifting, movies, traveling, family time

Commander’s comments: “Staff Sgt. Noel exemplifies dedication and excellence,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Liljenstolpe, 56th FW Safety chief. “I had the honor of flying his jet while he was a crew chief in the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit. His professional attitude and pride in his work shows because his jet was the cleanest I’d flown in 15 years of flying the Viper. He continues to impress me as one of my best Airmen in the safety office. He has an innate drive to get every job done right the first time.”




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