Salutes & Awards

June 21, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

Airman 1st Class Kyle Young
607th Air Control Squadron
Cyber Transport Systems Apprentice

Pg-4-TBOLTW-A1C-Young-21-June
Hometown: Oviedo, Fla.

Years in service: One

Family: Parents, retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Gary Young and Julia Young

Education: Received a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in marketing and management information systems

Inspirations: My swim coach in college, Terry Maul, who served in the infantry during the Vietnam War; he overcame substantial adversity
after the war, to become a college professor

Goals: Complete my professional certifications and earn a master’s degree

Greatest feat: Placed 5th at the 2008 Olympic trials in the 1500-meter Freestyle

Famous last words: “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford

Off-duty interests: Running, swimming, hiking, weightlifting, reading and building computers

Commander’s comments: “Airman Young is outstanding and has made a big splash in the squadron,” said Lt. Col. Sean Slaughter, 607th ACS commander. “He sets high goals and works to exceed them. He scored 100 on his physical training test, 92 on his career development course test, and was selected as the Professional Airman of the Quarter, and more. Great work, but not a surprise coming from someone who arrived with a B.S., as an NCAA All-American swimmer, Atlantic Coast Conference’s Most Valuable Swimmer and All-Academic Team Member.”




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


 
 

 
Pg-1-Standalone---140411-F-HT977-026

Weather: Exercise component

First responders prepare to transport a simulated injured patient during an extreme weather exercise April 11 at Luke Air Force Base. The exercise was designed to train and evaluate Luke Airmen on readiness and preparation for ...
 
 
Courtesy photo

Plane crash, coma doesn’t deter pilot

Courtesy photo Retired Capt. David Berling, 56th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, stands in front of his 1977 Cessna RG March 23, 2012, at the Glendale Airport. Berling lost his legs in a 2007 plane crash, the subject ...
 
 

Comprehensive support system helps unit resiliency

In today’s Air Force environment of force restructure, budgetary constraints, continued mission requirements and resiliency, establishing a comprehensive support system in a unit is absolutely essential for success. Each organizational tier, whether at the element, flight or squadron level, must be resilient and have support mechanisms in place to not only meet, but exceed daily...
 

 

Preparing for next rank makes successful Airmen

As Airmen we have many responsibilities and duties we must carry out in accordance with our jobs. According to AFI 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure, our responsibilities are as follows: junior enlisted Airmen initially focus on adapting to military requirements, achieving occupational proficiency and learning how to become highly productive members of the Air Force....
 
 
Senior Airman
JASON COLBERT

Energy office helps keep lights on

Senior AirmanJASON COLBERT Master Sgt. Adam Kelley, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, explains the value of low wattage light bulbs to Robert Wimp at the Energy Conservation Month booth April 9 at Luke Air Force...
 
 

News Briefs April 18, 2014

Change of command Lt. Col. Jon Wheeler relinquishes command of the 310th Fighter Squadron to Lt. Col. Matthew Warner at 8:31 a.m. today in Hangar 913. Days of Remembrance The 2014 Days of Remembrance of the Holocaust Victims is May 2 at Club Five Six. A Holocaust exhibit of masks of holocaust survivors and paintings...
 




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=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin