Salutes & Awards

August 22, 2014

Thunderbolt of the Week

Staff Sgt. Trevor Berghage
56th Medical Support Squadron
Medical Information Systems Supervisor

TBOW
Hometown: State College, Pennsylvania

Years in service: Six

Family: Mom, Barbara; dad, Robert; sister, Jessica; brothers, Tory and Alex; wife, Kat; and daughters, Tam and Shannon

Inspirations: My father for showing me the satisfaction of a job well done, my mother for showing me the most rewarding part of being on a team is watching a friend succeed

Goals: Finish college, build an unmanned aerial vehicle, and invent something that becomes an everyday item

Greatest feat: Selected as the Air Education and Training Health Services Management Airman of the Year in 2010. Won 2012 Surprise Chamber of Commerce Spirit Award

Off-duty interests: Riding horses, tinkering, electronics, building cool things

Commander’s comments: “Staff Sgt. Berghage epitomizes what an NCO in today’s Air Force should be,” said Lt. Col. Lauren Byrd, 56th MDSS commander. “He is consistent, trustworthy, lives the core values, leads from the front and is a technical expert. In executing his duties, he strives for excellence and always promotes his team along the way. He is a vital component to completing the 56th MDG mission. He has excelled at every opportunity and is deserving of this recognition.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Rain

Lakefront property …

A staff sergeant watches as water continues to flood a parking lot Monday in front the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit on Luke Air Force Base. The base experienced a two-inch rainfall causing flooding and delays around Luke.
 
 
courtesy-photo

Program ALIS initiated

No, it isn’t the Program Alice from the “Resident Evil” movies. It is the Autonomic Logistics Information Systems, also known as ALIS, which enables F-35 Lightning II operators to plan ahead to maintain and sustain its sy...
 
 

‘The butterfly effect’

Shortly after taking command, the Wild Duck Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in charge requested I explain to his Airmen exactly what the pilots would be doing on training missions during an upcoming temporary duty. I was embarrassed that he had to ask. In this specific case, I had thoughtlessly kept these details from our closest...
 

 

Advise Airmen of rights before asking questions

Every day supervisors are faced with challenging scenarios and situations that require them to engage in efforts to help their Airmen. When this engagement is due to a negative act such as theft, damage to property or other possible legal violations, we must resist the instinct to question them directly. One scenario I am presented...
 
 
Senior Airman 
GRACE LEE

Thunderbolts save volts

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE A solar array panel stands on a dormitory roof Sept. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. There are currently four active solar arrays on base. The solar array shown will produce hot water to the dormitory. With res...
 
 

News Briefs September 12, 2014

GOV service station closure The Base Service Station (government-owned vehicle gas station) will close at midnight Sept. 28 and reopen at midnight Oct. 1. For more information, email Staff Sgt. Bradley Ahlemeyer at bradley.ahlemeyer@us.af.mil or call 623-856-7391. Quit tobacco for 31 days The Stoptober Challenge is to be smoke free for the month of October....
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin