Salutes & Awards

February 7, 2014

Salutes and Awards

AETC names 2013 media contest winners

The following individuals received 2013 Air Education and Training command awards:

56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Story series: Senior Airman David Owsianka
New writer: Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell
TV news report: Senior Airman Jenna Sarvinski
TV sports report: Senior Airman William Branch

MAJCOM announces prestigious maintenance honors

The following individuals received Air Education Training Command 2013 Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez awards:

Aircraft maintenance

Supervisor manager: Senior Master Sgt. Harold Hauser, 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit
Civilian technician: Mark Lawry, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron

Munitions/missile maintenance

Field grade manager: Maj. Ronald Marquez, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Supervisor manager: Senior Master Sgt. Cameron Johnson, 56th EMS
Technician supervisor: Tech. Sgt. Brent Mackinder, 56th EMS
Civilian technician: David Moore, 56th EMS




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Airman leaves AF to pursue college B-ball career

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Patrick Paul, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, shoots a jump shot during a game against the 56th Security Forces Squadron at the Bryant Fitness Center. Paul is finishing out his Air Force commitme...
 
 
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Airmen shave heads for pilot’s son battling cancer

Senior Airman David Owsianka Airmen from the 62nd Fighter Squadron recently shaved their heads to support a deceased officer’s son who is battling with cancer. Second Lt. Dave Mitchell, former 62nd FS pilot, lost his life dur...
 
 

Three steps to avoid ‘toxic leadership’

Toxic leadership. Sadly, this term has recently become vogue in the lexicon of the Defense Department to describe leaders possessing unfavorable leadership characteristics and whose actions eventually rot an organization from the inside out. Examples of these leaders drape across the weekly headlines and sound bites of newspapers, radio and television. “Leaders” who become drunk...
 

 

Personal improvement, goal setting all part of leadership

In preparation for the changes in regard to officer and enlisted performance reports, and force management issues, it is important to reflect on personal improvement and goal setting. This topic is close to my heart and revolves around leadership. As officers, leaders and mentors, we can all benefit from refreshing our vigilance and attention to...
 
 
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Instructor pilot selected as Olmsted scholar

Courtesy photo Capt. Daniel Wynn, 56th Operations Support Squadron operations flight commander, prepares to refuel in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a combat mission over Afghanistan in August 2011. For many U.S. military membe...
 
 

News Briefs April 11, 2013

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct a natural disaster exercise today, which will include military, local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. Those traveling on base should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions, smoke, role players depicting individuals with...
 




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