Salutes & Awards

August 16, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

Written by: timchisham
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Senior Airman Wesley Bohde
56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Aircraft Structural Maintenance Journeyman

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Hometown: New Haven, Ind.

Years in service: Three

Family: Wife, Emily; mother, Linda; and father, Matthew

Education: Pursuing an aerospace maintenance technology degree at Indiana University

Inspirations: Making my family proud; they’re excited about what I’m doing

Goals: Make staff sergeant the first time testing, get a premedical degree and inspire others

Greatest feat: Winning team regionals in wrestling in high school

Self-description: Motivated, good listener, compassionate

Famous last words: “When I die bury me inside the Louis store.”

Off-duty interests: Football, BMX, physical fitness

Commander’s comments: “Airman Bohde is one of my top Airmen in the fabrication flight,” said Maj. Kathryn Roman, 56th EMS commander. “He attacks all tasks with passion. He exemplifies everything you want in a young maintainer and consistently exceeds expectations. His best attribute is the ability to inspire others to be better. He is a leader in the ASM section and many younger Airmen go to him for advice and encouragement.”




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