Salutes & Awards

July 18, 2014

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Staff Sgt. Jesse Bloom
Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron
F-35 TAMS instructor

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Hometown: Canton, Ohio

Years in service: Seven

Education: Community College of the Air Force degree in applied science, technical military science instructor, bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Ashford College

Previous assignments: Nellis Air Force Base

Inspirations: Anyone who has faced adversity in life and overcame circumstances

Greatest feat: Getting a bachelor’s degree

Famous last words: “Know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em.”

Off-duty interests: Playing poker and riding my motorcycle

Commander’s comments: “Staff sergeant Bloom is a highly motivated, professional instructor with endless compassion for his students, peers and family,” said Lt. Col. Richard Boatman. “He teaches theory of operation, removal/install procedures and servicing inspections. He is dedicated to ensuring crew chiefs are properly trained on the launch and recovery of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. He serves as Det. 12’s morale coordinator and orchestrates welcoming and farewell events, and works with local charities to raise money and donations for underprivileged children. He is a shining example of the core values and a true asset to Det 12, Luke AFB, and the Air Force.




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