Technical Sergeant Kyle A. Van Dyke distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Flightline Expediter, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, the professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Van Dyke contributed greatly to the effectiveness and success of "The Bloody Hundredth". As flightline expediter, Sergeant Van Dyke flawlessly supervised 35 technicians across three aircraft specialties and drove an 88 percent mission capable rate for fiscal year 2012, the highest in nine years. In addition, Sergeant Van Dyke coordinated the ground handling support for testing of the Eurofighter's refueling interoperability with the American KC-135 Stratotanker enabling continued NATO/US joint mission success. Finally, Sergeant Van Dyke orchestrated over 789 maintenance actions in support of Operations Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector, supporting more than two thousand combat sorties, 14 thousand flying hours, and 96 million pounds of fuel offloaded to over 6,000 receivers, and ultimately the demise of Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Van Dyke reflect great credit upon himself, the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Technical Sergeant Jason L. Wilson distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as U-2S Flightline Expediter, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Wilson was part of the U-2S Expediter section and his meticulous leadership of the day shift ensured accurate and mission ready aircraft take off times for the U-2 fleet at home station and expeditiously processed daily scheduled maintenance with a mission effectiveness rate of 94 percent. Additionally, while deployed, his assessment and replacement of a U-2S main landing gear tire on the active runway under "red ball" constraints guaranteed zero delays in the delivery of ISR to war fighters in Afghanistan. Finally, while supervising a mission for Homeland Security, Sergeant Wilson identified a fuel leak in the engine bay of a U-2S aircraft minutes before taxi which could have caused a catastrophic malfunction. He immediately shut down the engine and removed the pilot from the aircraft, preventing the loss of an aircraft or aircrew fatality. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Wilson reflect credit upon himself, the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Technical Sergeant Samuel M. Williams distinguished himself by meritorious service as Flightline Expediter, 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, 651st Air Expeditionary Group, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Williams' tireless dedication to duty as Flightline Expediter proved vital to the success of combat operations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and International Security Assistance Forces. He efficiently managed four HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopters by assigning and coordinating the work of twenty personnel from ten different Air Force Specialty Codes. In addition, Sergeant Williams integrated a work force of young, inexperienced drill status guardsmen into an effective combat aircraft generating team, overcoming a variety of obstacles and technically challenging discrepancies which threatened mission accomplishment and enabled the 26th and 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron's ability to achieve over 270 missions, resulting in 99 lives saved and over 180 assists. Finally, his proactive preventive maintenance and precise scheduling of manpower ensured on-time scheduled maintenance accomplishment and minimal delays with 100 percent availability of aircraft and not a single missed mission. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Williams reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and the United States Air Force.