Salutes & Awards

August 31, 2012

Thunderbolt of the week – August 31, 2012

Staff Sgt. Kevin Carpenter II

56th Dental Squadron
Oral maxillofacial surgery assistant

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Martell

Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron

Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist Instructor

Hometown: Napa, Calif.

Years in service: Nine

Family: Wife, Mindy; and son, Jonathan

Education: Community College of the Air Force degrees in aviation maintenance and instructor of technical military science

Previous assignments: Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho; Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea

Inspirations: My family

Goals: Make technical sergeant and get a bachelor’s degree

Greatest feat: Rescued a person from a car wreck before the car caught on fire

Self-description: Outgoing individual who is always striving for optimal performance on and off duty

Famous last words: “Word dog!”

Off-duty interests: Drawing, gaming, riding motorcycles

Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Martell is an outstanding example to all new F-16 crew chiefs on base. We couldn’t ask for a better instructor to teach them the aircraft,” said Capt. Robert Clark, 372nd TRS, Det. 12 commander. “He was recognized as an outstanding performer during the detachment’s unit compliance inspection for delivering a flawless lesson during his instructor evaluation. He exhibits poise beyond his years. His strong character will ensure that he does great things for the Air Force.”




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AF announces TSgt selects

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35 senior airmen graduate ALS

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AF announces senior selects

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