Salutes & Awards

April 27, 2012

Thunderbolt of the Week April 27, 2012

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Senior Airman Andrew Trussell

56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Avionics Systems Journeyman

 

Hometown: Palmer, Tenn.

Years in service: Four

Family: Wife, Sara; son, Peyton

Education: Pursing a bachelor’s degree in professional aeronautics

Inspirations: My father and grandfather

Goals: Finish my degree

Self-description: Modest

Famous last words: “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

Off-duty interests: Range shooting, bowling and MW3

Commander’s comments: “Andrew’s confidence, great attitude, exceptional work ethic and desire to make his team better is what set him apart from his peers,” said Lt. Col. Jim Upchurch, 56th AMXS commander. “He consistently goes the extra mile striving for additional responsibility and is never afraid to step out of his comfort zone. Andrew was selected to brief several distinguished visitors on aircraft maintenance unit and F-16 maintenance operations. He was named the 56th Maintenance Group Maintenance Professional of the Year in the Airman category and is currently performing duties of a technical sergeant in the pod shop. He has a very bright future.”




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