Salutes & Awards

June 21, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

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

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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.”




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