Salutes & Awards

May 31, 2013

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Senior Airman Justin Irvin
56th Medical Support Squadron
Medical Logistics technician

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Hometown: McDonough, Ga.

Years in service: Two

Family: Father, Jon; mother, Carrie; and sisters, Katie and Hannah

Education: Rio Salado Community College

Inspirations: Family, first and foremost

Goals: Obtain a degree in engineering and have an Air Force career

Greatest feat: Skydiving out of a beat-up airplane

Famous last words: “I’ve lived an exciting life; let’s see where it takes me next.”

Off-duty interests: Off-roading, shooting, hunting, fishing, paintballing and running

Commander’s comments: “Airman Irvin has served as the Medical Logistics warehouse interim leader/supervisor as an airman first class,” said Lt. Col. Gregory Coleman, 56th MDSS commander. “He is being trained to perform functions of much greater responsibility. He is an Air Force leader at a young age and rank and has performed his duties immaculately. I see him as the future of the Air Force and he has proven that in multiple ways. His attention to detail and astounding work ethic and pride directly contributed to the flight winning the AETC Small Logistics Account of the Year and the MDG continuing to be named Air Education and Training Command’s Best Clinic of the Year.”




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AF announces TSgt selects

The names of staff sergeants selected for promotion to technical sergeant was released Tuesday. The following are those selected at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Luther Mitchell and Natalie Nelson 56th Training Squadron Brandin Bethel, Nathan Burkhart, Chandler Hunter and Brian Reilly 56th Operations Support Squadron Veronica Armstrong, Anthony May and Branden Rowe...
 
 

Comm squadron changes command

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Emerald Knights graduate 16 new pilots

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35 senior airmen graduate ALS

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 35 senior airmen May 14 from class 15-4. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Noah Bolton, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jared Clark, 56th OSS; Jacob Gagnon, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron; and Rodney Yolangco, 56th OSS Commandant’s Award: Jared Clark, 56th OSS Academic Achievement...
 
 

AF announces senior selects

The following master sergeants have been selected for promotion to senior master sergeant: 61st Fighter Squadron Heather Hefner 56th Maintenance Group Christian Brandon 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Paul Branstetter and Brian Leonard 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Andres Vasquez 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit William Jennings 310th AMU John Taylor 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Tommy C...
 
 

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Senior Airman Ramiro Gamero 311th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Crew chief Hometown: Riverside, California Years in service: Four Family: Wife and son to be born in May Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree Previous assignments: Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany Inspirations: Music, my family and mentors Goals: Getting a bachelor’s degree, becoming an...
 




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