Salutes & Awards

May 10, 2013

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Staff Sgt. Zachary Milne
Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron
Tactical aircraft maintenance specialist instructor

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Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

Years in service: Seven years

Education: Community College of the Air Force aviation maintenance and instructor of technical military science

Previous assignments: Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea

Inspirations: My family supports me in all I do and picks me up when I need it

Goals: Get a marketing degree, open a business

Self-description: I take pride in my work and always try to do the right thing

Off-duty interests: Playing guitar, making and recording music, working out and on cars

Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Milne is a highly motivated, professional instructor with endless compassion for his students, peers and family,” said Capt. Robert Clark, 372nd TRS Det. 12 commander. “In the past year, he’s compiled 1,280 instructional hours and graduated 64 F-16 crew chiefs. He serves as Det 12’s self-aid and buddy care instructor and has certified 32 personnel. His SABC knowledge enabled him to treat and prevent further injury to a civilian motorist after a vehicle accident. He works with charities to raise money for under-privileged children and is the Air Force Assistance Fund representative. He exemplifies professionalism, dedication to duty. He’s a true example of the Air Force core values.”




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