Salutes & Awards

October 11, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

Airman 1st Class Joshua Pant
56th Civil Engineer Squadron
Operations Management apprentice

TBOLT-A1C-Joshua-Pant
Hometown: Austin, Texas

Years in service: One

Inspirations: Friends, family, God

Goals: Score at least 90 on career development courses, complete a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine and retire from the Air Force

Greatest feat: Completing Basic Military Training along with Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training Week

Famous last words: “No rest is worth anything except for the rest that is earned.”
— Anonymous

Off-duty interests: Gym workouts, golf, college football … “Go Aggies!”

Commander’s comments: “Airman Pant hit the ground running as a new Dragonslayer striving to work hard and set the bar for his peers to follow,” said Lt. Col. Kenneth Herndon, 56th CES commander. “In his short time in the Air Force family, he has embedded the core values and epitomizes the Airman’s Creed. On top of learning his duties as an operations management apprentice, he was handpicked to test a $1.4 billion initiative to modernize the Air Force’s Airfield Damage Repair program. In addition, his superb time management skills allow him to volunteer off base for unit advisory council events and support Arizona’s Stand Down for Veterans program.”




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