Aerospace Propulsion Citations

Senior Airman Earl F. Norris distinguished himself by meritorious service as an Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, 48th Component Maintenance Squadron, 48th Maintenance Group, 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England from XXXXXX XXXX to XXXXXX XXXX. During this period, Airman Norris aided in the completion of a Time Compliance Technical Order blade upgrade on four F100-PW-229 LPT Modules, attaining 100 percent compliance and sustaining U.S. Air Forces Europe's F-15C/D fleet. In addition, his precise evaluations as a Modular Repair Technician were indispensable to the detection and repair of three cracked stator vanes, averting cataclysmic engine damage and preserving a $500,000 High Pressure Turbine. Finally, his superior attention to detail identified an improperly installed heat shield, preventing bearing damage and the replacement of a $440,000 Turbine. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Norris reflect great credit upon himself, the 48th Component Maintenance Squadron and the United States Air Force.

Senior Airman Romeo C. Cabungcal distinguished himself by meritorious service as Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, 7th Component Maintenance Squadron, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Airman Cabungcal spearheaded the replacement of a cracked mixing duct discovered during a receiving inspection, his actions and maintenance ability prevented an augmenter burn through, saving the Air Force over $250,000, contributing to a phenomenal 92 percent evaluation pass rate during the Logistics Standardization Evaluation Team Inspection, and securing an "Excellent" rating for the Squadron. Finally, Airman Cabungcal's meticulous attention to detail and precision was further evident as he replaced a cracked fuel pump on the test bed, his actions directly contributing to the production of 39 spare engines in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Cabungcal reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Component Maintenance Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

Staff Sergeant Steven R. Bourne distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as an Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, 353d Maintenance Squadron, 353d Special Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan from XX XXXXX XXXX to XX XXXXXXX XXXX. During this period, Staff Sergeant Bourne was dispatched to an aircraft before take-off for a faulty temperature datum issue where he identified a faulty temperature datum amplifier. He replaced the temperature datum amplifier in less then two hours ensuring an on-time takeoff to Exercise CANOE. Additionally, Sergeant Bourne was instrumental in performing a generator wiring Time Compliance Technical Order for which he inspected 12 aircraft engines. His meticulous attention to detail led to the discovery and repair of three faulty generator wires, returning the 300 million dollar fleet back to fully mission capable status. Finally, Sergeant Bourne led a maintenance repair team to support Exercise KNIFE, replacing two leaking propeller assemblies in less than three days and allowing the aircraft to redeploy back to home station safely and on time. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Bourne reflect credit upon himself, the 353d Maintenance Squadron and the United States Air Force.

Airman First Class Brandon M. Bauman distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 18th Maintenance Group, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Airman Bauman completed a dual engine rebuild in only six days, exceeding the 14-day standard and contributing to meeting the aircraft spare allocation for Operation Enduring Freedom. Additionally, during an engine removal, he identified and replaced a corroded tourque shaft, preventing catastrophic engine failure and directly contributing to the unit's one hundred percent mission effectiveness rating for the first quarter. Moreover, after an engine hot start protection fail, Airman Bauman identified and replaced a fuel control, restoring the engine and aiding in a mission capable rate of 97 percent and the award of Aircraft Maintenance Unit of the year. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman First Class Bauman reflect credit upon himself, the 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

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