Salutes & Awards

May 26, 2017
 

Airman Leadership School honors new graduates

Airman Leadership School

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-six Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School as part of Class 17-D May 11th, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Ten members of the class were recognized with individual awards.

Senior Airman Justin Sorge, a member of the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award. This award is the highest award presented at all levels of enlisted PME and is given to the top graduate in the class. The recipient of this award has not only excelled academically, but also exemplifies the highest standards of a professional military member.

Senior Airman Nicholas Ruggiero, a member of the 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, received the Academic Achievement Award. This award is presented to the student who has demonstrated dedication to the core value of “Excellence in All We Do” and has achieved the highest overall academic score.

Senior Airman Celina Zinnerstrom, a member of the 526th Intelligence Squadron, received the Commandant Award. This award is presented to the student who consistently displays exemplary military professionalism and promotes teamwork.

The following Airmen were the distinguished graduates of the class. These students were outstanding in objective and performance evaluations, demonstrated leadership, had superior performances as team players and finished in the top 10 percent of the class.

  • Senior Airman Nicholas Ruggiero
  • Senior Airman Tobias Woodard
  • Staff Sergeant Margaret Rheinecker
  • Senior Airman Hannah Cooper
  • Senior Airman Charles Orji
  • Senior Airman John Alldredge
  • Senior Airman Abishai Giles
  • Senior Airman Samuel Muonio
  • Senior Airman Corey Baxley

Below are the names of the Class 17-D graduates and their flight instructors.
Rescue Flight
Instructor: Technical Sergeant Jarad Guerrero-Salinas
Flight Leader: Staff Sergeant Margaret Rheinecker

  • Senior Airman John Acord
  • Senior Airman Michael Anys
  • Senior Airman Nadiyah Bilal-Mitchell
  • Senior Airman Kevin Fox
  • Senior Airman Kyle Gott
  • Senior Airman Hunter Hicks
  • Senior Airman Tyler Hosler
  • Senior Airman Michael Legaspi
  • Senior Airman Nathanael Markley
  • Senior Airman June Peralta
  • Senior Airman Harry Remmell
  • Senior Airman Lorhely Retzlaff
  • Senior Airman Anthony Tavera
  • Senior Airman Nicholas Villa
  • Senior Airman Kyle Willis

Defender Flight
Instructor: Staff Sergeant Matthew Fries
Flight Leader: Senior Airman Jamie Arline

  • Senior Airman Daniel Arellano
  • Senior Airman Aaron Barker
  • Senior Airman Jasmin Figueroa
  • Senior Airman Joshua Frenette
  • Senior Airman Filipe Garcia
  • Senior Airman AnthonyPaul Gonzales
  • Senior Airman Whitney Lamb
  • Senior Airman Patrick Lechtenberg
  • Senior Airman Phillip Martin
  • Senior Airman Reuben Perry
  • Senior Airman Scott Re
  • Senior Airman Cristop Roblesgil-Contreras
  • Senior Airman Nicholas Ruggiero
  • Senior Airman Trevor Seegmiller
  • Senior Airman Victoria Stockdale

REDHORSE Flight
Instructor: Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bullock
Flight Leader: Senior Airman Aaron Long

  • Senior Airman John Alldredge
  • Senior Airman Corey Baxley
  • Senior Airman Christina Blevins
  • Senior Airman Japhetkarlo Canlas
  • Senior Airman Ryan Crowder
  • Senior Airman Dominque Garza
  • Senior Airman Sean Grimm
  • Senior Airman David Kehl
  • Senior Airman Christian Kerr
  • Senior Airman Deric Kinsch
  • Senior Airman Samuel Muonio
  • Senior Airman Andrew Murphy
  • Senior Airman Charles Orji
  • Senior Airman Katelyn Stubblefield
  • Senior Airman Jessica Thomas

Thunderbird Flight
Instructor: Technical Sergeant Shane Taylor
Flight Leader: Senior Airman Marina Abreu

  • Senior Airman Richard Apodaca
  • Senior Airman James Avdoian-Salas
  • Senior Airman Kseniya Bobro
  • Senior Airman Zachary Claus
  • Senior Airman Marco Flores
  • Senior Airman Abishai Giles
  • Senior Airman Greg Harmon
  • Senior Airman Nathan Jones
  • Senior Airman Michael Meyer
  • Senior Airman Reuben Moss
  • Senior Airman Daniel Retzlaff
  • Senior Airman Roman Vasquez
  • Senior Airman Jordan Willis
  • Senior Airman Chasity Wilson
  • Senior Airman Kaitlin Zeman

Hunter Flight
Instructor: Staff Sergeant Aisha Mcdonald
Flight Leader: Senior Airman Edward Garza

  • Senior Airman Ernesto Aguayo
  • Senior Airman Terran Alexander
  • Senior Airman Paul Anderson
  • Senior Airman Kyle Boddie
  • Senior Airman Wendy Flagg
  • Senior Airman Randall Holt
  • Senior Airman Matthew Madaj
  • Senior Airman Erise Maldonado
  • Senior Airman Stuart Parris
  • Senior Airman Andrew Thompson
  • Senior Airman Samuel Torres
  • Senior Airman Brandon Watson
  • Senior Airman Marissa Welker
  • Senior Airman Zachary Winningham
  • Senior Airman Tobias Woodard

Raptor Flight
Instructor: Staff Sergeant Kaili Oldbear
Flight Leader: Senior Airman Hannah Cooper

  • Senior Airman Robert Acevedo
  • Senior Airman Devon Ashton
  • Senior Airman Rebekah Bertolasio
  • Senior Airman Alexis Elliott
  • Senior Airman Joseph Floyd
  • Senior Airman Matthew Font
  • Senior Airman Brandon Fowler
  • Senior Airman Nicolasvictor Gallegos
  • Senior Airman Caleb Jones
  • Senior Airman John Kealy
  • Senior Airman Joseph Keiper
  • Senior Airman Joshua Schlegel
  • Senior Airman Kristofer Shirley
  • Senior Airman Justin Sorge
  • Senior Airman Celina Zinnerstrom



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