Salutes & Awards

October 12, 2012

Continuing ed …

FROM LEFT: Staff Sgt. Jessica Williams, 309th Fighter Squadron, Senior Airman Eric Laughbaum, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Airman Dedra Roach, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Andrew Combs, 56th Communications Squadron, Senior Airman Michael Palmer, 56th Medical Operations Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Mark Adams, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron, Staff Sgt. Carlos Cruz, 56th CMS, Tech. Sgt. Lyndsey Lemus, 56th Force Support Squadron, Staff Sgt. Keith Nuzzi, 56th CMS, and Airman 1st Class Rodrigo Laguna Lagos (not shown), 56th LRS, received scholarships Sept. 26 at Luke Air Force Base from the Logistics Officers Association. The LOA awarded college scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000.

 

FW, MDG announce quarterly award winners

The following individuals are quarterly award winners:

56th Fighter Wing

Airman: Staff Sgt. Wade Williams, 56th Comptroller Squadron

NCO: Staff Sgt. Austrie Williams, 56th CPTS

Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Cindy Spivey, 56th CPTS

Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Ryan DeCamp, 56th FW Public Affairs

Civilian (Category II): Carol Heathington, 56th Range Management Office

56th Medical Group

Airman: Senior Airman Silver Daniels, 56th Medical Operations Squadron

NCO: Staff Sgt. Ashley Stallworth, 56th MDG

Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Percel Crudup, 56th MDOS

Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Jessica Friday, 56th MDOS

Field grade officer: Maj. Jeremy Kovacs, 56th MDOS

Civilian (Category I): Terri Armstead, 56th Dental Squadron

Civilian (Category II): James Lamunyon, 56th MDOS

 




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