Salutes & Awards

July 27, 2012

Thunderbolt of the Week – July 27, 2012

Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Public Affairs Specialist

Hometown: Bradenton, Fla.

Years in service: Two

Family: Mom, dad, two brothers, two nephews and a niece

Education: 19 credits away from getting a Community College of the Air Force degree

Inspirations: My grandfather who served in the Air Force

Goals: Get a CCAF in public affairs and a bachelor’s degree in post secondary education

Greatest feat: Joining the Air Force and doing well at my job

Self-description: Self motivated, hard working, outgoing and friendly

Famous last words: Your present state is not your destiny; it’s just a stopping point on the journey of life

Off-duty interests: Sports, hiking and watching movies

Agency chief’s comments: “Airman Owsianka is a great journalist and a valuable member of the public affairs team,” said Capt. Tristan Hinderliter, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs chief. “He’s an outstanding writer and photographer and has done a tremendous job coordinating public outreach efforts as part of our community relations program. He has a great attitude and is a very well-rounded Airman. ‘Oatmeal’ recently excelled outside PA while serving as a security forces augmentee, earning recognition as Augmentee of the Month for March.”




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