Salutes & Awards

March 29, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

Pg-4-TBOLTW-SrA-Celestino-29-March
Senior Airman Leonila Celestino

607th Air Control Squadron

Command support staff

Hometown: Oak Harbor, Wash.

Years in service: Four

Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree in information management from Rio Salado Community College

Previous assignments: Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea

Inspirations: My parents taught me that nothing is free and to work hard; you earn what you get in life

Goals: Get promoted, complete my CCAF degree and become a teacher

Greatest feat: Volunteering at an orphanage in Gunsan City, ROK

Famous last words: “It is what it is,” and “Your work is your signature.”

Off-duty interests: Photography, coaching youth soccer and staying active

Commander’s comments: “Senior Airman Celestino is an inspiration and an example of what we should all strive to be,” said Lt. Col. Sean Slaughter, 607th ACS commander. “Cool and calm under pressure, she never shows signs of stress. Even on days she’s over-tasked, her section undermanned, and facing short deadlines, she prioritizes and gets the job done well and on time with a smile and pleasant professionalism. She cares about the unit, mission, people and spreading goodness and happiness. Whether coaching youth soccer, volunteering, leading squadron physical training, leading as president of the junior enlisted council, or spearheading events for the Booster Club, she quietly gives of herself, for the betterment of others. The 607th and Luke Air Force Base are lucky to have this outstanding Thunderbolt in our organization!”




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


 
 

 

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...
 
 

56th Fighter Wing

New Top Dog in the 61st Senior Airman James Hensley Col. William Bailey, 56th Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Michael Gette, incoming 61st Fighter Squadron commander, June 26 at Luke Air Force Base. Senior Airman James Hensley Col. Maureen Charles, 56th Medical Group commander, passes the guidon June 29 to Lt....
 




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>