Salutes & Awards

August 10, 2012

Thunderbolt of the week – August 10, 2012

Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell

56th Security Forces Squadron
Police Services NCO-in-charge

 
Hometown: Roanoke, Va.

Years in service: Six

Family: Husband, Tony; and two children, Landyn, 5, and Wyatt, 2

Education: Community College of the Air Force in criminal justice, pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Park University in human resources management

Inspirations: My mother; she is the strongest woman I know

Goals: To complete my degree and promote within the next year

Greatest feat: Completing the 22nd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March

Self-description: Strong-willed, loving mother, thoughtful and competitive

Famous last words: “When in doubt, throttle out!”

Off-duty interests: Spending time with my family outdoors, riding quads and traveling the world

Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Odell exemplifies the core values,” said Maj. Sean Gibbs, 56th SFS commander. “She volunteers hundreds of hours, which was pivotal in her earning the 56th Fighter Wing Volunteer Excellence award. She recently orientated 20 Air Force cadets to the security forces mission. Her relentless drive for perfection is evident in all she does.”




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AF announces TSgt selects

The names of staff sergeants selected for promotion to technical sergeant was released Tuesday. The following are those selected at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Luther Mitchell and Natalie Nelson 56th Training Squadron Brandin Bethel, Nathan Burkhart, Chandler Hunter and Brian Reilly 56th Operations Support Squadron Veronica Armstrong, Anthony May and Branden Rowe...
 
 

Comm squadron changes command

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Emerald Knights graduate 16 new pilots

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35 senior airmen graduate ALS

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 35 senior airmen May 14 from class 15-4. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Noah Bolton, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jared Clark, 56th OSS; Jacob Gagnon, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron; and Rodney Yolangco, 56th OSS Commandant’s Award: Jared Clark, 56th OSS Academic Achievement...
 
 

AF announces senior selects

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