Salutes & Awards

August 15, 2014

Thunderbolt of the Week

Senior Airman Deandre Holmes
607th Air Control Squadron
Ground radar systems journeyman

TBOW
Hometown: Sacramento, California

Years in service: Four

Family: Wife, Lauren Holmes

Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree in electronic systems technology

Previous assignments: Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

Inspirations: Master Sgt. Francis Willis IV, Allen Kay and father, Brian Holmes

Goals: Become a senior NCO; further my education to become a better leader

Greatest feat: Being selected as lead trainer, I had to train 60 radar technicians on more than 500 tasks in four months rather than the 12-month standard

Famous last words: “Here we go, Steelers!”

Off-duty interests: Gaming, sports and automobile modification

Commander’s comments: “Airman Holmes has established himself as a true leader among his peers,” said Lt. Col. Charles Jones, 607th ACS commander. “He’s demonstrated an outstanding level of maturity that goes far beyond his age, time in service and in grade. Airman Holmes regularly volunteers for high-impact projects and executes with technical expertise and zeal for mission accomplishment. He continually holds himself accountable to standards higher than his peers. He has attitude, enthusiasm and talent! Dré truly deserves this recognition.”




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