Salutes & Awards

February 2, 2018

AETC announces winners

The following individuals and units received 2017 Air Education and Training Command-level awards:

Security forces

NCO: Tech. Sgt. Reuben Weeks, 56th Security Forces Squadron


Weapons safety excellence: 56th Fighter Wing

Weapons safety manager: Tech. Sgt. Vincent Bockhorst, 56th FW Safety

Aviation safety well-done award: Lt. Cols. Brian Healy and Jeffrey Poplin, 54th Fight Group, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico


Maintenance group: 54th Fighter Group, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico

Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Awards

Aircraft maintenance

Technician: Senior Airman Ericks King, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron

Technician supervisor: Staff Sgt. Alexander Bowman, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Field grade manager: Lt. Col. Jeffrey Kaepp, 56th EMS

Munitions/missile maintenance

Technician: Senior Airman Connor Macklin, 56th Maintenance Group

Technician supervisor: Staff Sgt. Mark Beyer, 56th MXG

Supervisor manager: Master Sgt. Anthony Higuera, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Company grade manager: 2nd Lt. Timothy James, 56th EMS

Civilian technician: John Walker, 56th EMS

Maintenance effectiveness

Small aircraft maintenance: 56th CMS

Medium aircraft maintenance: 56th EMS

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