Staff Sergeant Fernando S. Costas distinguished himself by meritorious service as Fuels Distribution Supervisor and Fuels Service Center Controller, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 355th Mission Support Group, 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. During his tenure in this important assignment, Sergeant Costas established himself as the indispensable backbone of fuels distribution. He issued more than 3.5 million gallons of aviation fuel to 16.7 thousand home station and transient aircraft without a single delay or safety incident. His diligence and attention to detail led to his selection as the lead Fuels Service Center controller where he flawlessly directed the issue of 141 million gallons of aviation fuel to 17.2 thousand aircraft. In addition, Sergeant Costas completed meticulous quality reviews on 30,000 transactions, thus ensuring a complete and accurate audit trail for the 31.5 million dollar fuels account he managed. Finally, while deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and JOINT TASK FORCE HORN OF AFRICA, he facilitated the issue of 49 million gallons of aviation fuel that supported over 2,000 combat sorties. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Costas reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Fernando S. Costas distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Fuels Operation Section Chief, 121st Logistics Readiness Squadron, 121st Air Refueling Wing, Rickenbacker International Airport from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Costas supported the complete restructuring of the Fuels Management Flight to align with Air Force Instruction 23-201 and prepare for the upcoming Logistics Compliance Assessment Program and Air Mobility Command Compliance Inspections. The long hours of research and preparation paired with the exceptional abilities of Sergeant Costas yielded the grade of excellent for the flight in both inspections while simultaneously supporting an aggressive home station ops tempo of over 1,300 mobile refuelings and moving over 6 million gallons of jet fuel. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Costas reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Airman First Class Jason D. Lark distinguished himself by meritorious service as Fuel Laboratory Technician, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. During this period, Airman Lark's dedication to duty led to the safe delivery of two million gallons of aviation fuel and zero aircraft launch delays. Additionally, his efforts ensured a staggering 10 minute response time which consistently exceeded the Air Combat Command standard by 67 percent and earned him the "Pumper of the Month" award an unprecedented five times. Finally, while deployed to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, Airman Lark demonstrated unparalleled professionalism and vigiliance while providing security and observation of Third Country Nationals and ensuring the completion of a 730,000 dollar Fire Department and the construction of a new 715,000 dollar airfield fence. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Lark reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.