Salutes & Awards

September 14, 2012

Salutes and Awards


Honoring a hero……

Capt. Andrew Hoeffler, right, 56th Medical Operations Squadron family nurse practitioner, is awarded the John Davis Jr. Award Aug. 31 for Valor by Geoffrey Heard, Arizona Black Law Enforcement Officer president, during the ABLE 2012 Criminal Justice Conference in Phoenix. The award is presented to a local citizen in recognition of an act of valor, bravery or life-saving, which involves risk to personal safety and/or results in the preservation of life that, without the citizen’s aid, could have resulted in death. Hoeffler saved the life of Ashawnis Guidry, 5, son of Staff Sgt. Christopher Guidry, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, while he was swimming in the Balfour Beatty Community Pool at Luke Air Force Base. Ashawnis made a full recovery from the near-drowning due to the quick actions of Hoeffler.

ALS graduates 36

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated one staff sergeant and 35 senior airmen Aug. 30 from class 12-6.

The award winners are senior airmen:

John L. Levitow award: John Robinson III, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Distinguished graduates: Andrew Hannah, 756th AMXS, Jared Sinchak, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Anastasia Simmons, 56th Force Support Squadron

Commandant’s award: Jared Sinchak, 56th CES

Academic achievement award: Andrew Hannah, 756th AMXS

Physical training accomplishments:

Most improved: Eduardo Hernandez, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron

Fire breather: Anthony Bronikowski, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Other graduates are senior airmen unless otherwise noted:

56th Operations Support Squadron

Christopher Hopek

56th Maintenance Operations Squadron

Steven Manwaring

56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Steven Doucette, Joel Hawbaker, Paul Perez, Staff Sgt. Gregory Scharp and Matthew Sheehan

56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Dominic Girondo, Grant Shoemaker and Richard Wadkins

756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Clifford Leach, Hector Ortega, Marvin Relato, Guadalupe Ruark, Bryan Spangler, Mykell Stahl, Jerade Sullivan and Matthew Villanueva

56th Civil Engineer Squadron

Brandon Wood

56th Force Support Squadron

Christina Elliott

56th Security Forces Squadron

Dallas Ansick and Kaila Haller

56th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Cassie Estep and Leonel Ramos

944th Fighter Wing

Derrick Lehner

944th Force Support Squadron

Adriana Brimmer

944th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Erica Sweet

607th Air Control Squadron

Jaime Rios

129th Maintenance Squadron

Johnathan Nordstrom

168th Maintenance Squadron

Joshua Langfield




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy photo

EOD called out for expertise

Courtesy photo The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team recovers military ordnance July 4 from the rubble of a burnt down building at an auto repair facility in Phoenix. The Luke EOD team recovered nume...
 
 

Strong followers challenge authority

It’s not surprising that when I tell subordinates to challenge authority, I often get a look of confusion. Admittedly, this is a step used to provoke thought. Obviously, we don’t need subordinates undermining their leader’s authority. My intent is not to create insubordination — it is to underscore the importance of strong followership. Great leaders...
 
 

Travel access, opportunities not to be ignored

Possibly one of the greatest and overlooked gifts we have in the military is our ability to travel. More often than not, we are stationed at bases around the world where we have the access and opportunity to travel and see the local sites. However, it happens way too often that we ignore those opportunities....
 

 
Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Thunderbolt joins elite Thunderbirds

Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, took this photo March 15 during Luke Air Force Base’s Open House and Air Show. She had no idea at the time that just a few months later she would b...
 
 

News Briefs July 25, 2014

Wanted: Airmen selfie videos The Air Force wants to hear from Airmen with unique stories about what led them to the Air Force, who are proud of their job and how it impacts the Air Force mission, or work in an exceptional unit. The 2014 American Airman Video Contest is open to all Airmen who...
 
 

Thunderbolt of the Week

Airman 1st Class Anna Valdez 56th Contracting Squadron Contracting specialist Hometown: Moscow Years in service: One Family: Husband, Phil; mother, Natalia; and father, Oleg Education: Russian State University of Trade and Economics bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics Inspirations: My parents demonstrated excellence and success in a loving environment, taught me to never give up...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin