Salutes & Awards

May 2, 2014

Thunderbolt of the Week

Staff Sgt. Raymond Morace
607th Air Control Squadron
Instructor weapons director

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Hometown: Sierra Vista

Years in service: Six years

Family: Wife, Alysia; and son, Caden

Education: Pursing a bachelor’s degree in software engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Previous assignments: Kadena Air Base, Japan

Inspirations: My parents, wife and son

Goals: A short-term goal is to complete an iron man competition

Famous last words: “I can do that.”

Off-duty interests: Running, hiking and hanging out with family

Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Morace is a standout NCO and Air Force professional who makes excelling in critical duties look easy,” said Lt. Col. Charles Jones, 607th ACS commander. As an instructor weapons director, he trains student weapons controllers, taking inexperienced Airmen and building them into a vital part of the F-16 team. He’s also responsible for ensuring equipment and personnel are scheduled enabling training for as many as 80 students and instructors at a time. He keeps his skills sharp by providing tactical control supporting Luke Air Force Base and Davis Monthan AFB F-16 training sorties. He also takes time to mentor and develop his Airmen, providing much-needed leadership as they mature professionally and take on more responsibility.”




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