Salutes & Awards

August 29, 2014

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Senior Airman Brian Comia
56th Force Support Squadron
Services journeyman

TBOW
Hometown: San Lorenzo, California

Years in service: Three

Family: Wife, Phoebe; daughters, Sophia and Isabella

Inspirations: My family

Goals: My short-term goal is to make staff sergeant next year

Greatest feat: Becoming a U.S. citizen and having the pleasure and honor of serving this country

Self-description: Hardworking, funny, compassionate and optimistic

How do you make the Air Force, Luke and yourself better: If I do my best to be an example, it might rub off on others, and that may make us just be a little better; I am honest and do what’s right even when no one is looking

Famous last words: “Sir, do you want to help?”

Off-duty interests: Spending time with family, listening to music and dancing

Commander’s comments: “Senior Airman Comia is one of the 56th FSS’s finest Airmen,” said Lt. Col. Todd Ladd, 56th FSS commander. “He sets an example for his peers to follow. He can be counted on to execute the mission anytime always incorporating the core values into everything he does. His can-do attitude solidifies him not only as a team player but as a great leader.”




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Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer

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