Salutes & Awards

June 8, 2012

Thunderbolt of the Week June 8, 2012

Senior Airman Bryon Tribble

56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Line Delivery Crew Member

Hometown: Alamogordo, N.M.

Years in service: Two

Family: Wife, Katelynn; son, Phillip

Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree

Inspirations: My father is my hero. I hope to be just like him

Goals: To get a bachelor’s degree and become a chief

Greatest feat: My son, Phillip

Self-description: Hard worker and dedicated to my work

Famous last words: “I’m all in!”

Off-duty interests: Everything football, including playing, coaching and watching

Commander’s comments: “Senior Airman Tribble is an exceptional Airman and is recognized by peers and supervisors as a motivated, selfless Airman,” said Lt. Col. Dominic Clementz, 56th EMS commander. “Tribble’s focus on excellence garnered him a 100-percent quality assurance personal evaluation pass rate propelling him to the coveted 56th Maintenance Group QA honor roll. He is always eager to volunteer to help his fellow teammates, both on and off duty. Tribble is a tremendous asset to the 56th EMS, 56th MXG and 56th Fighter Wing.”

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