Salutes & Awards

March 2, 2018

AETC awards announced

The following individuals are Air Education and Training Command award winners:


56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Air Force storyteller: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Military photographer: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

New photographer: Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Training photo series: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

News photo: Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Feature photo: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Portrait photo: Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Military videographer: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell

New videographer: Airman 1st Class Caitlin Gorsi-Diaz

Short-form production: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell

Video spot: Airman 1st Class Caitlin Gorsi-Diaz

White Environmental Award

Civil Engineer Environmental Quality: Jeffrey Schone, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron

Maintenance Effectiveness awards

Small aircraft maintenance category: 56th Component Maintenance Squadron

Medium aircraft maintenance category: 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Maintenance Daedalian Award: 56th Maintenance Group

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