Salutes & Awards

February 14, 2014

Thunderbolt of the Week

Staff Sgt. Keli Manglona
56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Combat armament support team leader

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Hometown: Tinian, Guam

Years in service: Six years

Family: My wife, Kaila Leota Manglona; daughter, Anella Terisa, 1; and son, Manasseh Iosefa Leota Manglona, 2 months

Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship, minoring in nutrition at Estrella Mountain Community College

Previous assignments: Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and Kunsan Air Base, South Korea

Inspirations: My faith and family are the foundation of my success

Famous last words: “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward a goal.” Bruce Lee

Off-duty interests: Competing in mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jujitsu tournaments, staying fit

Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Manglona is one of my top NCOs assigned to the armament flight,” said Maj. Kathryn Roman, 56th EMS commander. “His exceptional maintenance knowledge and expertise has been vital to our mission success. He inspires others by exemplifying the highest standards both on and off duty. As an informal leader, many of the younger Airmen look to him for advice and encouragement. He is one of my best Airmen.”




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