Salutes & Awards

July 11, 2014

Salutes and Awards

ALS graduates 32 senior airmen

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 32 senior airmen June 26 from Class 14-5.
The award winners are:
John L. Levitow Award: Jaimie Fleming, 56th Medical Operations Squadron
Distinguished graduates: Richard Sparkman and Wesley Wagner, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron
Commandant’s Award: Orlando Calzadillas, 161st Security Forces Squadron
Academic Achievement Award: Richard Sparkman, 56th CES

Physical training

Most improved: Siobhan Williams, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron
Fire breather: Orlando Calzadillas, 161st SFS
Other senior airmen graduates are:
56th CMS
Dewayne Law
56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Login Costello, Kenneth Hinton, James Horton, Edison Irizarry and Jared Miller
56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Emiliano Canales, Alfredo Contreras, Cody Craig, Tyler Frantz, Tyrus Johnson, Heather St. Amour, Jake Saul and Derrek Treece
756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Steven Moore, John Benjamin Siggers and Joseph White
56th Communications Squadron
Harold Cade and Gabriel Manglona
56th Force Support Squadron
Chad Gonzales
56th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Victor Del Valle Ortega, Anthony Madrid and Ross Reynolds
944th Fighter Wing
Armando Salazar
161st Operation Support Squadron
Anthony Estrada
161st SFS
Tianna Perez
Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron
Travis Young

Air Force Personnel Center announces tech selects

The Air Force Personnel Center released the list of staff sergeants selected for promotion to technical sergeant June 26. They are:
56th Fighter Wing
Timothy Boyer and Thomas Tedesco
56th Operations Support Squadron
Teresa Gaddis and Stephen Kovach
61st Fighter Squadron
Stephen Lowenberg
56th Maintenance Group
Miguel Amador, Michael Aviles, James Flannery, Thomas Furnier, Kyle Nowicki and Devin Wilson
56th Component Maintenance Squadron
Brandon Brown, Darrell Dailey, Daniel Estrada, Michael Mosley, Jeremy Nabors, Justin Nance, David Padilla, Patrick Price, Christina Shilling, Raymond Soto Rodriguez and Brandon Taronji
56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Douglas Allison, Michael Andersen, Jackie Childs, David Cunning, Bryan Ehnis, Anna Garza, Nathan Kraft, Stephen Perrin, Teko Robinson, Edward Taylor, John Thompson, Christopher Valentine, Louis Werner, George Wilkinson, Joseph Wilson and Joseph Wilson
756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Brandon Savage
61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit
Douglas Bays, Ivan Baza, Kyle Lovell, Renee Nelson, Travis Oborny and Matthew Stormer
62nd AMU
Joseph Angerhofer, Raphael Baylis, Alexander Johnson, Bradley Louis, Ryan Raider and Joseph Reif
308th AMU
Richard Campos, Justin Davis, David Hicks, James Plankinton, Kevin Ramer and Robert Roberts
309th AMU
Alexander Ahlstrom
310th AMU
Christopher Marsden, Mathew Meek, David Rodriguez Martinez and David Smyth
56th Mission Support Group
Rachael Beasley
56th Civil Engineer Squadron
Michael Newton and Paul Shepherd
56th Communications Squadron
Gregoire Goodrum and Krystal Hughes
56th Force Support Squadron
Allen Eslinger, Annette Hooper and Cassandra Turnage
56th Security Forces Squadron
Bryant Preston
56th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Rayna Anderson, Damian Phillips, Jeremy Ricondo, Jeannie Soto and Jennifer Zickefoose
56th Medical Support Squadron
Jesse Cruz
56th Medical Operations Squadron
Aceves Mendoza and Yviana Reyes
56th Aeromedicine Squadron
Vianca Mendoza
607th Air Control Squadron
Joey Anderson, Scott Foltz and Justin Fox
Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron
Jose Castro, Anthony Cubillo, Aaron Doyle, Antonio Flores, Michael Giles, Richard J. Johnson, Jacob Jones, Jeffery Jones, Raymond Le Blanc and Steven Martin
Detachment 9, Air Combat Command Training Squadron
Philip Stacey
Air Force Office of Special Investigations
Randy Flinchbaugh

TRS changes command
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Senior Airman Marcy Copeland
Col. John Hanna, 56th Operations Group commander, passes the 56th Training Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Michael Dunn July 3 on Luke Air Force Base.

309th and 62nd FSs make changes
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Senior Airman Devante Williams
Col. John Hanna, 56th Operations Group commander, passes the 309th Fighter Squadron guidon to Maj. William McKibban, in a change of command ceremony July 2 at Luke Air Force Base. The 62nd Fighter Squadron also stood down to transition from an F-16 fighter squadron to an F-35 fighter squadron.

Dental Squadron changes command
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Senior Airman Marcy Copeland
Col. Yolanda Bledsoe, 56th Medical Group commander, passes the 56th Dental Squadron guidon to Col. Russell Boester, in a change of command ceremony June 25 at Luke Air Force Base.




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