Salutes & Awards

August 22, 2014

Thunderbolt of the Week

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

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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.”




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