Salutes & Awards

November 30, 2012

Salutes and Awards

Air Force announces supplemental promotions

The following individuals were selected for promotion to the next rank:

Master sergeant

Christopher Seltmann, 56th Fighter Wing Weapons Safety

Staff sergeant

Damian King, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Senior airman

Ikaisha McCoy, 56th Security Forces Squadron; Jason Reed, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; David Trott, 56th Operations Support Squadron; and Christopher Waters, 56th SFS

 

AETC names award winners

The Air Education and Training Command announced the following award winners:

56th Civil Engineer Squadron

Colonel Frederick J. Riemer Award

Readiness and Emergency Management Flight

Major General Clifton D. Wright Award

Operations Flight Emergency manager

Civilian category: Mark Smith

Major General Eugene A. Lupia Award

NCO: Staff Sgt. Francisco Salcedo

Chief Master Sergeant Larry R. Daniels Award

Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Christopher Lebourveau




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Staff Sgt. 
STACI MILLER

CMS aircraft fuel systems provides push for pilot

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Airman 1st Class Gary Esposito, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, prepares to inspect a 370-gallon external fuel tank on Luke Air Force Base. Esposito inspected the tan...
 
 
Senior Airman 
GRACE LEE

Latest F-35 has fastest induction to ALIS

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE The 14th F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter to arrive at Luke Air Force Base is shown Dec. 5 on the flightline. Airmen at the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked quickly to get the aircraft ready to...
 
 

Gratitude cultivates exceptional leadership

Several months ago I was inspired by the phrase “cultivate an attitude of gratitude.” The topic was presented in a religious context; however, I found these words significant and profound when considered as a tenent of exceptional leadership. Cultivate is an action verb. The word brings to mind images of an experienced gardener patiently tending...
 

 

Leadership vs. management

Have you ever had a boss or someone that made you want to come to work every day, someone you would do anything for without question? Then you were probably working beside a leader, not a manager. The biggest difference between managers and leaders is the way they motivate people who work for or follow...
 
 

Decking the halls …

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer Andrea Mathis, 56th Force Support Squadron Fighter Country Inn accounting clerk, decorates a Christmas tree Dec. 4 in the lobby at the Fighter Country Inn at Luke Air Force Base. Base lodging is available to active-duty service members, retirees and dependents on a space-available basis. For more information, call 623-856-3941.
 
 

Safety begins with asking ‘What could go wrong?’

I’m sure most of us have been told to “be safe” at some point either by a commander, supervisor or even a co-worker. This holiday season will probably not be any different. Someone will use this simple phrase in the next few weeks, and it will feel like a cliché to you, but what does...
 




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