Salutes & Awards

March 31, 2012

Thunderbolt of the Week March 30, 2012

Senior Airman Zachary Eller 607th Air Control Squadron Communication focal point technician


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Hometown: Vandalia, Ill.

Years in service: Two

Family: Father, Brad; step-mother, Alyssa; mother, Monica; brothers, Joshua and Tristan; and sisters, Makaela and Isabella

Education: Community College of the Air Force in information systems technology

Inspirations: People who are willing to work against all odds in order to reach their goals

Goals: Obtain a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology, graduate from medical school and get accepted into a residency program in Seattle

Greatest feat: Quitting smoking

Self-description: I love school, learning and experiencing Phoenix

Famous last words: “What’s the worst thing that can happen?”

Off-duty interests: Studying, volunteering at local hospitals, reading, playing Call of Duty

Commander’s comments: “Airman Eller is an incredible asset to the mission of the 607th ACS,” said Lt. Col. Carlos Messer Jr., commander. “As a member of the communication focal point, he reviews and ensures up-to-the-minute updates for $85 million worth of communications equipment. He is self-motivated, driven and epitomizes Air Force core values. He works hard, both on and off-duty, and is an outstanding Airman.”




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