Salutes & Awards

December 20, 2013

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Senior Airman Rodney Yolangco
56th Operations Support Squadron
56th Fighter Wing protocol specialist

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Hometown: San Diego

Years in service: Three

Family: 1st Lt. Samantha Yolangco, spouse

Education: Bachelor of Science in biology, preprofessional, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Inspirations: My parents

Goals: To get accepted to the Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program

Greatest feat: Convincing my wife to marry me

Famous last words: “Say again?”

Off-duty interests: Sports, cars, video games, hanging out with family and friends, and traveling

Commander’s comments: “Senior Airman Yolangco was selected for a demanding position in the wing protocol office in December of 2012,” said 1st Lt. Marisa Rossi, 56th FW protocol chief. “Since then Yolangco has aided with five Luke Airmen’s memorial services, eleven retirements, three promotions, eight awards and ten change-of-command ceremonies. He was also a linchpin for both of the annual wing civic leader holiday parties and visits from the acting secretary of the Air Force and the Air Education and Training Command commander. He excels when the pressure is on.”




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