Salutes & Awards

February 22, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

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Staff Sgt. Steven Jones
56th Training Squadron
Air Education and Training Command
Formal Training Instructor – Weapons Director
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
Years in service: Eight
Family: Wife, Lindsey
Education: Community College of the Air Force air and space operations technology and instructor of technology and military science
Previous assignments: Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho
Inspirations: Anyone who’s ever told me I couldn’t do something; I prove them wrong
Goals: Promote quickly, maintain a golf handicap of 10, stay in shape and have a healthy family
Greatest feat: Coached high school football and instilled confidence in kids others said I was wasting my time with
Famous last words: “If you don’t have the time to do it right the first time, when will you have the time to do it over?”
Off-duty interests: Golf, hiking, traveling, skiing, fishing, barbecuing
Commander’s comments: “Staff sergeant Jones is one of my best NCOs and an outstanding AETC formal training instructor,” said Lt. Col. Matt Liljenstolpe, 56th TRS commander. “He developed a rigorous training program for a student who fell behind due to illness. Thanks to his quick thinking, the student was able to continue in the course. His efforts saved the Air Force training costs and the home unit maintained its combat resources to deploy.”




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