Salutes & Awards

May 24, 2012

Thunderbolt of the Week May 24, 2012


Airman First Class Trevor Williams

56th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Individual Protective Equipment Apprentice

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.

Years in service: One

Family: Mother and father

Education: Enrolled at Tidewater Community College.

Inspirations: My parents, because they both worked very hard to give me a solid foundation by which I live my life.

Goals: To make Senior Airman below the zone and obtain my bachelor’s degree in business management

Greatest feat: Joining the Air Force

Self-description: Life of the party

Famous last words: “It was like that when I got here.”

Off-duty interests: Fishing, hunting, off-roading, and working out.

Commander’s name and comments: Airman Williams is an integral member of the IPE element, said Lt. Col. Michael Davis, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander. “He comes to work every day and brings an infectious work ethic and a real customer service attitude. He led a five man inventory team which broke down A/B/C Bags and re-warehoused three thousand items. He audited 4,000 shelf-life items, reconciled their status within 3 days and ensured serviceability of all items issued to deploying members. He was selected as the LRS Airman of the Month for February 2012.”




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