Salutes & Awards

December 6, 2013

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Senior Airman Houston Brittain
308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit
Avionics journeyman

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Hometown: Tahlequah, Okla.

Years in service: Two years

Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in applied science in professional aeronautics

Goals: Finish my degree and obtain an airframe and power plant license

Greatest feat: I read 255 books in the fifth grade and received a trophy

Self-description: Motivated, hard-working; I look out for others and strive to be the best I can be

Famous last words: “Strength and honor.”

Off-duty interests: Golf, basketball, reading and of course video games

Commander’s comments: “In a stressed, undermanned career field, Senior Airman Brittain excels among his peers,” said Lt. Col. Dominick Martin, 756th AMXS commander. “As a flightline avionics maintainer, his dedication to both his job and his fellow Airmen is outstanding. Since his arrival, Senior Airman Brittain has helped propel the 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit to eight maintenance group ‘AMU of the month’ awards to include the last two months in a row. His positive attitude and superior work ethic makes him an example for Airmen across the maintenance complex and across Luke Air Force Base.”




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