Salutes & Awards

December 13, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

Staff Sgt. Jessica Williams
61st Fighter Squadron
Aviation resource management

SSgt-Williams-Dec
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

Years in service: Eight

Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business

Inspirations: My family and friends

Goals: Complete a master’s degree in education

Famous last words: “Never give up!”

Off-duty interests: Skiing, reading, spending time with friends

Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Williams has done a phenomenal job in several positions, including assistant NCO in-charge and NCO in-charge of the squadron aviation resource manager section in various squadrons,” said Lt. Col. Stephane Wolfgeher, 309th FS commander. “She’s a quiet professional but the backbone of any organization. She’s been recognized as NCO of the quarter five times, three times as NCO of the year. She has also been a key player in the 56th Fighter Wing garnering the Air Education and Training Command Aviation Resource Management large unit of the year award three years in a row. More recently she was instrumental to the 56th FW earning the Air Force Aviation Resource Management Outstanding Large Unit Award for 2012. Williams is a touchdown in the 61st Fighter Squadron and will carry on her legacy of excellence.”




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A staff sergeant watches as water continues to flood a parking lot Monday in front the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit on Luke Air Force Base. The base experienced a two-inch rainfall causing flooding and delays around Luke.
 
 
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