Airfield Management Citations

Technical Sergeant Rhonda A. Cunningham distinguished herself by meritorious service while assigned to the 86th Aerial Port Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Washington from XXXXXXX to XXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Cunningham performed her duties in an outstanding manner, enabling over 200 Aerial Port personnel to fully perform their worldwide mission. As the Flightline Security Manager and Materials Handling Equipment monitor, she provided detailed training, licensing, and review of key operational readiness requirements for the squadron. She developed an aircraft loader course with scenarios specifically tailored to meet the aerial port needs at deployed locations throughout the world. Furthermore, her expertise in operating Army mission essential vehicles during aircraft downloads significantly strengthened the unit training program and improved the unit's wartime readiness. While on annual tour at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Sergeant Cunningham served as a load team chief where the team safely loaded and offloaded 1,100 tons of cargo on various types of cargo aircraft with zero safety mishaps. Her team's efforts ensured 100 percent on-time takeoffs, far exceeding Air Mobility Command's standards and expectations. Finally, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, she contributed to the expeditious movement of over 40,000 short tons of cargo on 4,500 missions throughout the region with an impressive 99 percent on-time aircraft departure rate. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Cunningham reflect credit upon herself and the United States Air Force.

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