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Staff Sergeant Clyde F. Bryant volunteered to support the Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill and served as the team leader for the Plumbing Merit Badge, leading a team of six members in the training and testing over three hundred Scouts on the requirements for the badge during the duration of the Jamboree. His organizational skills were essential in putting together a lesson plan and demonstration booth that were used to maximize the personnel and space available for quality instruction. He contributed to many team leader meetings where he shared lessons learned with the other merit badge teams that helped maximize their effectiveness. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Bryant reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Master Sergeant Troy B. Simmons distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as a volunteer member of the Knoxville Senior Squadron, Tennessee Civil Air Patrol from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX while simultaneously serving as an active duty member of the United States Air Force. During this period, Sergeant Simmons' outstanding professional skill, leadership and aeronautical and aerospace knowledge aided immeasurably in training cadets and the development of our future leaders. He trained and served as Scanner and Observer supporting Civil Air Patrol corporate and commercial missions across three states. In addition, Sergeant Simmons participated in more than 300 hours of Search and Rescue training and exercises, Civil Air Patrol and ROTC Cadet Orientation Flights, Teacher Orientation Flights and flights for the National Weather Service assessing Doppler Radar accuracy. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Simmons in the performance of outstanding volunteer service to the community in a sustained, direct and consequential nature reflect great credit upon himself, his community, and the United States Air Force.
Second Lieutenant Brandon A. Nelson distinguished himself by meritorious service as a critical Christmas decoration volunteer while assigned to the Chennault Flight, 41st Flying Training Squadron, 14th Operations Group, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. During this period, Lt Nelson served as a critical Christmas decoration volunteer, spearheading the decoration of the Columbus Club, which supported 12,000 beneficiaries and a 14,000 joint-force population. As a critical Christmas decoration volunteer, he led 33 staff members and directed the placement of decorations, valued at more than 69 billion dollars. A multi-talented student, he coordinated over 100 hours of Christmas decorating across one building which resulted in a 75 percent increase in the number of people who believe in Santa Claus. The distinctive accomplishments of Lt Nelson reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Wayne S. Perkins distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Facility Manager, 316th Force Support Squadron, 316th Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, the professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Perkins contributed to the effectiveness and success of the National Capital Region's largest professional military education schoolhouse, servicing four Major Commands, 84 squadrons, and six wings. As facility manager, he supported five buildings, completed 12 inspections, and addressed 124 safety issues affecting over one thousand students and visitors. As volunteer coordinator, he oversaw and supervised 77 personnel and provided over 600 hours in collaborative efforts to support the community, earning him Group Volunteer of the Quarter and the Squadron Military Volunteer of the Year award. He also partnered with the Christmas in July organization and helped beautify the homes of veterans in the local area. Sergeant Perkins also helped remove over 20 tons of trash and vegetation from around the installation. The distinctive accomplishments and selfless service of Senior Airman Perkins reflect credit upon himself, the 316th Force Support Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
During this period, the outstanding professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Staff Sergeant Robert Paulson resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of the Aircrew Flight Equipment community. Staff Sergeant Paulson volunteered countless hours as an Air Force ambassador by mentoring 60 children at Sallas Mahone School and dramatically improving their skills and interest in reading and math. He then broadened his volunteer commitment by contributing 40 hours to the Habitat for Humanity program by assisting in the construction of a community of six houses which increased the number of available houses for less fortunate families. Aside from Sergeant Paulson's community volunteer efforts, his physical fitness commitment led him to become a certified personal trainer and develop individual workout programs for team members which led to a significant increase in PT pass rate. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Paulson reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Thomas L. Lopez distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as a Morale, Welfare and Recreation Specialist, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron, 409th Air Expeditionary Group, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing, Agadez, Niger from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Airman Lopez deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and JUNIPER SHIELD, and supervised the efforts of forty five volunteers, oversaw 23 morale events, and awarded over 700 dollars in prizes which led to a fifty percent increase in MWR participation by 678 base occupants. Additionally, he assisted with mail delivery by distributing nine pallets of mail, sorting more than five hundred parcels, and ensuring the delivery of over nine thousand mission essential items. Airman Lopez also assisted storeroom operations by unloading fifty thousand pounds of subsistence which enabled the production of 12,000 meals for the base. Moreover, he supported public health through the execution of multiple sensory tests for outdated rations leading to the identification and removal of a cheese defect, preventing food borne illness and saving 7,000 dollars in losses. Airman Lopez also assisted with flood mitigation operations by filling and replacing sandbags, reinforcing 11 facilities and sustaining mission operations. Finally, he augmented the Security Forces squadron for a week and provided 40 hours of security patrols and entry control point identification checks, contributing to the safety of 678 members and over 500 million dollars in assets. The distinctive accomplishments of Senior Airman Lopez reflect credit upon himself, the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Bruce N. Cartwright distinguished himself by outstanding achievement at Travis Air Force Base Air Force Ball from 5 July 2014 to 7 October 2014. During this period, the professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Airman Cartwright contributed to the success of the Travis Air Force Base Air Force Ball. His logistical prowess directly contributed to the success of the largest Air Force Ball in the history of Travis Air Force Base, with more than 1,400 military and civilians attending. His tireless efforts helped the Ball committee raise over 48,000 dollars to fund this Wing event that saluted its partnership with Solano County. His devotion to the project was demonstrated in over 100 off-duty hours he spent as Wing point of contact for Ball logistics. His dedication to the morale, welfare, and safety of his military family and local community was further demonstrated in his organization of 12 Airman Against Drunk Driving volunteers that were credited with preventing 20 DUIs and injuries or deaths. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Airman Cartwright reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.