Staff Sergeant Theresa F. Jackson distinguished herself by meritorious service while serving as Food Service Shift Leader, 56th Force Support Squadron, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, from XXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXX XXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Jackson provided outstanding food service support to over 3,000 Airmen and civilians at the Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility by serving over one million meals. In this important assignment, her expert culinary skills were instrumental to food services winning the Air Education and Training Command Food Excellence Award for the first time in six years. Additionally, Sergeant Jackson deployed to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM where she served as Quality Assurance Evaluator for a four million dollar food service contract in support of 30,000 coalition forces. Her diligent supervision ensured around-the-clock service and was indispensable to mission success. Further, she dedicated 20 hours to informing Luke Air Force Base dependent children about the deployment process. Her stalwart efforts to reduce family deployment anxiety was recognized by the Commander when she was coined for her efforts in OPERATION KIDS. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Jackson reflect credit upon herself, the 56th Force Support Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman April M. Harrington distinguished herself by meritorious service as Food Service Journeyman, 7th Force Support Squadron, 317th Airlift Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Airman Harrington skillfully managed 800,000 dollars in food and equipment, and 16 military personnel in feeding operations that produced over 120,000 meals for personnel in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Despite austere working conditions and extreme heat, she successfully safeguarded a rotating perishable food inventory worth more than 400,000 dollars, reducing spoilage by ten percent and recouping 10,000 dollars in lost sustenance. In addition, her years of experience were essential to the purchase of 500,000 dollars of subsistence and meeting the food operation's financial goal of three percent loss. Moreover, during a three-day period, Airman Harrington manually unloaded seven shipping containers and six aircraft pallets of food, working 14-hour days until the job was complete, earning herself the 7th Group Commander's "Hard Charger" award and the Services Flight's "Airman of the Month". Finally, Airman Harrington selflessly committed 40 hours of off-duty time to help prepare food for two Group picnics, five birthday meals, Easter services, and several unit functions. These efforts were pivotal in maintaining the morale of deployed personnel, and by extension, the mission. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Harrington reflect credit upon herself, the 7th Force Support Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Brian S. Hainstock distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Food Service Journeyman, 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, 386th Expeditionary Mission Support Group, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait from XXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXX XXXXXXX. During this period, while deployed in support of Operation NEW DAWN, Sergeant Hainstock supervised and facilitated a 23 million dollar food service contract, delivering more than one million meals to deployed service members. Additionally, he organized a variety of specialty meals including after-hours events, monthly birthday celebrations, and the Thanksgiving Day luncheon, dramatically improving the quality of life for over 3,100 joint personnel. Moreover, he accepted responsibility for and prepared 3,400 scheduled and unscheduled flight meals in direct support of visiting air crew members. Finally, Sergeant Hainstock supported two cultural bazaars that hosted 22 vendors, generating 1,900 dollars for Wing morale and welfare projects. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Hainstock reflect great credit upon himself, the 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, and the United States Air Force.