Salutes & Awards

October 26, 2012

Salutes and Awards

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK


Staff Sgt. Miguel Hurtado
56th Communications Squadron
Client Systems Technician
Hometown: San Diego
Years in Service: Six
Family: Wife, Bryna and dog, Jake
Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree at American Military University in information systems security
Previous assignments: Malmstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls, Mont.
Inspiration: Faith, family and friends
Goals: Complete a degree, buy a house, raise a family, learn to play the drums
Greatest feat: Community College of the Air Force degree
Famous last words: “La vida es un picnic.” – Fobia (Life is a picnic.)
Off-duty interests: Local food, jogging, bike riding, guitar, music
Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Hurtado is the consummate professional and a commander’s dream,” said Lt. Col. Zachary Warakomski, 56th CS commander. “He’s a brilliant technician who displays unparalleled customer service often under difficult circumstances. His great attitude and courteous demeanor make him an asset to any organization. He has my trust and is my ‘go-to’ guy for squadron commander-level comm issues.

MXG announces best of quarter

The following individual or units are quarterly best-of-the-best award winners:
Foreign object debris prevention program
Individual: Senior Airman Exree Sessoms, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron
Flightline: 425th Aircraft Maintenance Unit
Backshop: 56th Component Maintenance Squadron
FOD poster: Timothy Fournier, 56th Maintenance Group

Quality assurance
TAMS: 308th AMU
Specialist: 310th AMU
Weapons: 310th AMU
Support: 310th AMU
Phase dock: Coyote 3
AGE team: North Aerospace Ground Equipment

Best of the best
Crew chief and assistant: 62nd AMU, Staff Sgt. Joseph Basuil and Airman 1st Class Victor Robinette
Specialist: Airman: Senior Airman Donald Kraft, 62nd AMU
NCO: Staff Sgt. Esmael Adel, 310th AMU
Equipment technician Airman: Senior Airman Brian Runyon, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
NCO: Staff Sgt. Justin Johnson, 56th EMS
Aircraft technician Airman: Senior Airman Andrew Martin, 56th MOS
NCO: Staff Sgt. John Thompson, 56th EMS

Support professional
Airman: Senior Airman John Robinson, 310th AMU
NCO: Staff Sgt. Devin Taylor, 308th AMU

56th MXG quarterly award winners
The following individuals are quarterly award winners:
Civilian (Category I): William Payseno, 56th CMS
Civilian (Category II): Ronald Dulaney, 56th EMS
Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Cahn Wadhams, 56th CMS
Direct Airman: Airman 1st Class Sean Spears, 310th AMU
NCO: Staff Sgt. Jared Krogmeier, 62nd AMU
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Poun Thies, 62nd AMU
Indirect Airman: Senior Airman Brian Runyon, 56th EMS
NCO: Staff Sgt. Brandon Taronji, 56th CMS
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. David Garcia, 56th CMS




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