AFSC 5R0X1, Religious Affairs Citations

Captain Charles E. Fenning distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee Chaplain, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, his devotion to duty was an invaluable contribution to the development of a strong, effective ministry team that provided outstanding support to the Chapel and Religious Services mission. During Operation DESERT SHIELD, he volunteered for eight weeks of service at Wilford Hall Medical Center, becoming an integral part of the total healing team and providing pastoral support for over one thousand wounded service members. In addition, he supported base Civil Engineers on mobility exercises on multiple occasions, holding field worship services under austere conditions and participating with them in chemical warfare training. The distinctive accomplishments of Chaplain Fenning reflect credit upon himself, the 436th Airlift Wing, and the United States Air Force.

Major Marvin A. Blythe distinguished himself by meritorious service as Chaplain, 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXX XXXXX. During this period, Major Blythe contributed immeasurably to a variety of Chapel and Wing successes. His more than one hundred hours of unit visitation and support was lauded by the 58th Special Operations Wing Commander for increasing the morale of his operators through ethical advisement and ministry. Additionally, as project officer for the 377th Air Base Wing Clergy day, Chaplain Blythe demonstrated outstanding organizational leadership, positively impacting 70 community clergy members through education on joint community responses to H1N1 and the needs of deployed family members in our local faith communities. Further, Major Blythe coordinated with five southwest Chapel singles programs to design a lifetime experience for 120 Airmen at the Grand Canyon. The distinctive accomplishments of Major Blythe reflect credit upon himself, the 377th Air Base Wing and the United States Air Force.

Master Sergeant Josephine Carrillo distinguished herself by outstanding achievement as Chaplain's Assistant while assigned to the 165th Airlift Wing, Savannah-Hilton Head Airport, Savannah, Georgia from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Carrillo deployed in support of the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Flight (CASF), Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to serve as the Chaplain's Assistant. In this vital capacity, she ministered to and assisted the needs of more than 1,300 wounded warriors, served over one hundred patients and staff through counseling and intervention, and provided reintegration briefings for approximately 550 transient patients. Moreover, she led a team of 14 to prepare regular meals for wounded warrior family members on a continuous basis, reducing expenses and expanding access to loved ones. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Carrillo reflect great credit upon herself, the 165th Airlift Wing, and the United States Air Force.

Staff Sergeant Brett A. Buras distinguished himself by meritorious service as administrative assistant to the Chaplain, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXX XXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Buras' outstanding professionaism, enthusiasm, and leadership aided and sustained Chapel operations by serving as an administrative assistant during the deployment of one chaplain and two chapel assistants. Sergeant Buras assisted in counseling, scheduling, chapel outreach efforts, and facility maintenance, including ensuring compliance with fire safety standards. Additionally Sergeant Buras revised and updated over 30 unit manning documents and prepared two after action reports for Tyndall's Marriage Care Retreats which were ultimately delivered to Headquarters Air Education and Training Command and contributed to the provision of funding for future conferences. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Buras reflect great credit upon himself, the 325th Fighter Wing, and the United States Air Force.

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