Salutes & Awards

November 1, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

Airman 1st Class Michelle Justiniani
56th Operations Support Squadron
Air traffic control apprentice

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Hometown: Garden Grove, Calif.

Years in service: One

Education: Golden West College, basic public safety dispatcher and criminal justice
studies certification, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications

Inspirations: Jesus, my strength and guidance; husband, Michael, challenges me to expand my horizons; brother-in-law, Marine Corps Sgt. Giovanni Justiniani, upholds honor, courage, commitment

Goals: Complete my education, get commissioned, become a colonel before retiring

Famous last words: “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts.” Zec. 4:6

Off-duty interests: Bible study, volunteering, reading, playing guitar, soccer

Commander’s comments: “Airman Justiniani has distinguished herself since arriving at Luke,” said Lt. Col. Keith Rockow, 56th OSS commander. “She was awarded the Outstanding Military Image Award in the First Term Airmen’s Center. She’s a selfless volunteer and is on pace to set the record for shortest time period for an apprentice controller to obtain a tower certification here at Luke. She is self-motivated, never requires directive guidance and is receptive to constructive criticism.”




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