Salutes & Awards

October 19, 2012

Thunderbolt of the Week – October 19, 2012


Staff Sgt. Erik Walker

56th Medical Support Squadron

Quality Control technologist

Hometown: Abilene, Texas

Years in service: Eight

Family: Wife, Joanna; expecting in December

Education: Community College of the Air Force in radiology technology

Previous assignments: Osan, Republic of Korea; Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Inspirations: My father; a retired master sergeant

Goals: To ensure everyone around me is taken care of; provide for my family

Greatest feat: Becoming a father; helping two Airmen realize their dreams of becoming officers

Self-description: Laid back, fun-loving, family oriented, die hard Texas Longhorns fan

Famous last words: “Keep it simple!”

Off-duty interests: Longhorn football, golf, Marine Corps Martial Arts, track and field

Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Walker is responsible for the daily operations of the radiology section, ensuring the quality of radiographs performed,” said Lt. Col. Eric Critchley, 56th MDSS commander. “He is responsible for training future quality control technologists. He goes above and beyond to guide, counsel, train and mentor. He focuses on the day-to-day mission and is a trusted confidant regarding personal and personnel issues.”




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


 
 

 
Courtesy graphic

Fitness center gets Xtreme makeover

Courtesy graphic Above is an architectural rendering of the changes to the outside of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Renovations also include a remodel of most of the interior. The project will take place over t...
 
 

People — Air Force’s greatest asset

As I reflect on almost 25 years of military service, I find it easy to remember my assignments, the multiple jobs I’ve had and duties I have performed. I have served on four continents and for four presidents. Within that same time period, our nation has been in numerous campaigns ranging from operations Desert Storm...
 
 

Character, good or bad, will be passed on

Your character is who you are when no one is watching. At the same time, your character is who you are when everyone is watching. Your character is the sum of your morals and values and the quality of your character is of the utmost importance when leading others. In addition to your own values...
 

 
Senior Airman 
JAMES HENSLEY

History gets paint job

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY James Bridges and Hayden Yager, civilian contractors, prepare the F-104C Starfighter static display for painting Aug. 12 in the Luke Air Force Base Airpark. The static displays in the airpark will be ...
 
 

News Briefs August 29, 2015

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will begin an active-shooter exercise between 8 and 10 a.m. Thursday. It is expected to continue throughout the day. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruption of...
 
 
Tech. Sgt. 
BARBARA PLANTE

944th Airmen live life as military couple

Tech. Sgt.BARBARA PLANTE Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron, are a dual-military couple and work together as maintainers in the refueling vehicle maintenance shop. St...
 




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=""> <s> <strike> <strong>