Salutes & Awards

September 21, 2012

Thunderbolt of the Week – Sept. 21, 2012


Senior Airman Andrew Carr

56th Civil Engineer Squadron

Pest Management Journeyman

Hometown: Wanette, Okla.

Years in service: Six

Family: Wife, Abigail; and son, Connor, 1 month

Previous assignments: Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea

Inspirations: Without my family, I probably never would have considered this path

Goals: Obtain a Community College of the Air Force degree this year and retire from the Air Force and become a high school baseball coach

Greatest feat: The birth of my son, Connor

Self-description: Hard working, outgoing, devoted husband and father

Famous last words: “It is amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t care who gets the credit.”

Off-duty interests: Watching baseball and football, being with friends and outdoor activities

Commander’s comments: Airman Carr epitomizes what it means to be an Airman in today’s Air Force,” said Lt. Col. Chad BonDurant, 56th CES commander. “His devotion to duty and selfless service are exemplary. He comes to work with a positive attitude and a contagious eagerness to succeed. As a pest management professional, he captures and eradicates potential threats to our people and mission — he literally slays dragons. I’m proud to have him as a member of the Dragonslayer family and the Thunderbolt Team.”




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