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Technical Sergeant Christopher A. Adriazola distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Cargo Processing Supervisor while assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from XXXXXXXX XXXX to XXXXXXXX XXXX. Technical Sergeant Adriazola's professional skill, knowledge, and leadership aided immeasurably in the preparation of invaluable cargo for 3.7 thousand missions transporting a combined weight of 60 thousand tons and contributed to the squadron's 99.8 percent Transportation Departure Reliability rate. During this period, Sergeant Adriazola provided exceptional leadership as he participated in and supervised the daily inventory of 25 cargo bays ensuring zero lost cargo and achieving a 100 percent In-Transit Visibility rating. Additionally, he helped process 20 tons of Medical Logistic pallets, which expedited the delivery of vaccines to 32 facilities poised to deliver H1N1 flu virus vaccinations. Finally, his astute leadership was vital in orchestrating a humanitarian mission to Pakistan, during which, flood victims received over 28 tons of timely aid. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Adriazola reflect credit upon himself, the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Airman First Class Brian D. Ekberg distinguished himself by meritorious service as Cargo Processing Specialist, 721st Aerial Port Squadron, 521st Air Mobility Operations Group, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from 20 July 2010 to 22 August 2014. During this period, Airman Ekberg expertly loaded 31,000 tons of cargo on 4,300 aircraft missions at Europe's busiest Aerial Port, securing his squadron the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing's Outstanding Large Terminal of the Year award. Additionally, his meticulous upload and subsequent delivery of 1,500 tons of Russian wildfire relief supplies in less than six hours helped extinguish 2,000 out of control forest fires. Further, Airman Ekberg demonstrated exceptional technical knowledge while processing 103 tons of movement critical Hesco barriers in less than 14 hours, resulting in the fortification of new outposts in support of Operation New Dawn. Finally, his relentless mission focus and positive attitude garnered him the coveted "Freighter of the Month" award, normally awarded only to Senior Airman or above. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman First Class Ekberg reflect credit upon himself, the 721st Aerial Port Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Arthur C. Williams distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Inbound Cargo Supervisor, 506th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness Squadron, Logistic Readiness Deployment Distribution Center, 322nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, as the sole inbound receiving clerk, Airman Williams conducted in-check and receipt of more than 1,100 items and 70,000 tons of cargo, ensuring timely delivery and one hundred percent accuracy. In addition, he identified mishandled weapon and cargo shipments, obtained and corrected receiving organizations' information, and coordinated its delivery which eliminated mission delays, heightened security, and averted the loss of $240,000 dollars in assets. Moreover, Airman Williams secured and implemented classified x-ray machines which increased the ability to identify Improvised Explosive Devices during routine operations, preventing possible service interruption and loss of life. Finally, he guided the local distribution of MRAP kits, ensuring the most efficient use of these limited resources and increasing base security. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Williams reflect credit upon himself, the 506th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness Squadron, and the United States Air Force.