Salutes & Awards

June 13, 2014

Thunderbolt of the Week

Staff Sgt. Andrea Sanchez
62nd Fighter Squadron
Squadron aviation resource manager
NCO in charge

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Hometown: Cameron, Arizona

Years in service: Eight

Family: Mother, brother and sister

Previous assignments: Aviano Air Base, Italy; Kunsan AB, South Korea; Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom

Inspirations: I wouldn’t be who or where I am without my family

Goals: Complete my education, travel and make a difference while in the Air Force

Greatest feat: Ran 12 kilometers (7.45 miles) in 1:08:35

Famous last words: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius

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

Commander’s comments: “Andrea is incredible, and her future is limitless,” said Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann, 62nd FS commander. “She’s a staff sergeant filling a master sergeant billet as the NCO in charge. Her competence and maturity are astounding. She knows her job and is a superior leader. Her positive attitude, easygoing demeanor and can-do spirit are infectious staples. Two Holloman Air Force Base squadron commanders wrote to submit her for recognition speaks volumes about her talents. In my experience, I’ve never seen an Airman in her position display so much skill and potential so early in a career.”




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