Salutes & Awards

August 1, 2014

MXG announces best of quarter

The following individuals and unit are 56th Maintenance Group quarterly best-of-the-best award winners:

Weapons load crew

309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Crew 201
Staff Sgt. Tyler Pacitti, Senior Airman Robert Shilander and Airman 1st Class Gerald Casteel Jr.

Maintenance professional

Airman: Senior Airman Bryan McCanna, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
NCO: Staff Sgt. Christopher Thompson, 56th Maintenance Group
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. David Justice, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Civilian: Alan Flynn, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron

Maintenance support

Airman: Airman 1st Class Stephon Henson, 56th CMS
NCO: Staff Sgt. Jesse Hawk, 56th AMXS
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Brooks Hickmond, 56th EMS

Quarterly awards

Airman: Senior Airman Joshua Heninger, 56th EMS
NCO: Staff Sgt. Matthew Cabanas, 56ths CMS
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Andrew Wasson, 56th CMS
Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Sarah Dugan, 56th EMS
Civilian (Category I): Leland Lopez, 56th EMS
Civilian (Category II): Chad Chauvin, 56th CMS




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Chiefs announced

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Enlisted promotion system changes continue

WASHINGTON — This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion. The current WAPS enlisted performance report calculation model for technical...
 
 

News Briefs November 21, 2014

Kachina Gate closure The Kachina Gate will be closed to inbound traffic Dec. 8 through 19 for gas valve repair. Outbound traffic will not be affected. For more information, call 623-856-7051. Kids cooking class Kids Kamp Cooking Class is 4 to 6 p.m. for ages 8 to 12 and 7 to 9 p.m. for ages...
 




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