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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EOD called out for expertise

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Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Thunderbolt joins elite Thunderbirds

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Thunderbolt of the Week

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