Salutes & Awards

May 30, 2014

Thunderbolt of the Week

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Airman 1st Class Jose Rojas Diaz
756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Commander’s support staff

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Hometown: Bullhead City, Arizona

Years in service: One

Family: Father, Francisco; mother, Marcelina; sister, Marilyn; and brother, David

Education: Pursuing a computer science degree at Rio Salado Community College

Inspirations: My father has always been my support and a role model of how to be a man

Goals: Complete a bachelor’s degree by age 22, visit the Galapagos Islands, and climb Mount McKinley

Famous last words: “The circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”

Off-duty interests: Free-diving, hiking and rock climbing

Commander’s comments: “Airman Rojas Diaz has made himself an integral part of the squadron and keeps things moving in the commander’s support staff,” said Maj. John Szczepanski, 756th AMXS commander. “He is the first person most people see when they come here, and his welcoming and enthusiastic personality makes a great first impression. He actively participates in base activities and is a dorm representative, Luke Empowering Airmen’s Decisions council participant, and the vice president of the unit Airman’s Council. His enthusiasm is inspiring, and he greets new challenges with a smile.”




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