Salutes & Awards

April 18, 2014

Thunderbolt of the Week

Staff Sgt. Clemente Fernandez III
56th Medical Support Squadron
Outpatient records NCO in-charge

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Hometown: San Antonio

Years in service: Six

Family: Mom, Rosemary; dad, Clemente; sisters, Linda and Roxanne; and son, Clemente IV

Previous assignments: Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, and Yokota AB, Japan

Inspirations: My dad. He made sure I understood the importance of working hard and giving the best in everything I do

Goals: Retire from the Air Force and start a career in strength and condition training

Greatest feat: Selected as the Pacific Air Forces Health Services Management Airman of the Year in 2010

Famous last words: “I can get it done!”

Off-duty interests: CrossFit and playing with my baby boy

Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Fernandez epitomizes what an NCO in today’s Air Force should be,” said Lt. Col. Gregory Coleman, 56th MDSS commander. “He is consistent, trustworthy, learns from both change and challenge, and lives by our core values. In executing his duties, he strives for excellence, asks for help when needed and promotes his team along the way. His positive attitude has made an impact in his department and the 56th Medical Group. He excels at every opportunity put before him and is truly deserving of recognition as the Thunderbolt of the Week.”




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