Salutes & Awards

December 7, 2012

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK – December 7, 2012


Airman 1st Class Jacqueline Villines

56th Medical Operations Squadron

Aerospace medical technician

Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska

Years in service: One

Family: Parents, John and Susan; brother, Nick; sister-in-law, Ashlee; and nephew, Titan

Inspirations: People who work hard and adjust to whatever life throws at them; my father served 26 years in the Air Force; and my mother who pushed herself to became a corrections officer

Goals: Finish college, become a paramedic or police officer

Self-description: Athletic, hard worker, family oriented, proud

Famous last words: “Just Do It.”

Off-duty interests: Basketball, sporting events, swimming, road trips

Commander’s comments: “In her short time here, Villines has been an extraordinary asset to the 56th MDG and done an outstanding job within the women’s health clinic,” said Col. Nicola Choate, 56th MDOS commander. “Her attention to detail and dedicated work ethic has earned her many accolades. She is also a member of the Honor Guard and has participated in 53 details including retirements, funerals and Color Guard ceremonies. She received the 56th Fighter Wing third quarter outstanding dorm resident award. She volunteers at Cyphers Center for Urban Arts in Phoenix to fundraise and mentor children. She embodies the ‘whole person’ concept.”




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


 
 

 
Courtesy photo

Sidewinders inaugural class go ‘Fangs out’

Courtesy photo The 311th Fighter Squadron’s inaugural class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots poses for a picture with 311th FS leaders after the class’ graduation ceremony July 31 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The class, 1...
 
 

Gillespie Loop: Honors Airman who made ultimate sacrifice

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — The men and women of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing came together for a road dedication ceremony to honor Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie, a fallen Airman who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie was a career fuels specialist who died July 9, 2007, from wounds sustained during small...
 
 
4_150717-NQ441-052

FSS gets new leader

Senior Airman Grace Lee Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support Group commander, passes the 56th Force Support Squadron guidon to Maj. Tonya Mack, incoming commander, July 17 at Luke Air Force Base.
 

 
4_150710-F-NQ441-5x7-036

Salutes and Awards

FWSA announce awards The following individuals are quarterly awards winners: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Airman: Senior Airman Leanne Mathews NCO: Staff Sgt. Natalie Nelson Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Deanna Commack Company gr...
 
 
Samuel King Jr.

Airman battles cancer, wins at life, Games

Samuel King Jr. Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Koren, 607th Air control Squadron ground radar systems NCO-in-charge and an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, removes his arrows from a target at an archery practice session during the first...
 
 

Salutes & Awards

AF announces master sergeant selects Thursday The following technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant: 56th Fighter Wing Michael Jackson, Ruben Ligon, Kirsten Sigerson and Steven Worden 56th Operations Support Squadron Terrance Lundie, Alfred Minnick, Timothy Navarre, Matthew Speaks and Christopher Stanley 607th Air Control Squadron Sean Arce, Johnny Arias, Benjami...
 




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>