AFSC 1A2X1 Loadmaster Citations

Technical Sergeant Joshua A. Christensen distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as Loadmaster onboard a C-5 Galaxy, 3rd Airlift Squadron, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Christensen flew over 1,500 Mishap Free Flying Hours in support of Operations Joint Endeavor, Northern Watch, Phoenix Shark, Phoenix Silver, Quick Lift, Restore Hope, Southern Watch, and a variety of other operations. In addition, Sergeant Christensen distinguished himself while deployed to Kandahar Air Base in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he served as the on-scene commander for nine Unexploded Ordnance incidents during the construction of a new runway. Further, Sergeant Christensen volunteered for a 179 day deployment to Eskan Village, where he served as the NCOIC of the Installation Control Point main gate and led the daily search of over 300 vehicles and 500 personnel with zero casualties or security incidents. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Christensen reflect great credit upon himself, the 3rd Airlift Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

Technical Sergeant Kevin N. England distinguished himself by meritorious service as C-17 Loadmaster, 732nd Airlift Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant England amassed more than 2,800 flight hours and 400 combat hours in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. His dedication and professionalism ensured the safe delivery of over 15,000 tons of critically needed wartime supplies and more than 2,500 personnel. Additionally, while performing mission support duties, Sergeant England identified inefficiencies in the order writing process and revised the labor intensive procedure, improving efficiency and reducing final delivery time by twenty-five percent. Finally, as Treasurer of the Peter J. McCullough Aircrew Fund, he administered more than 35,000 dollars in assets and safeguarded the charitable organization's continuing ability to support aircrew members and their families in times of need. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant England reflect credit upon himself, the 732nd Airlift Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

Technical Sergeant Nathan E. Perdue distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as C-130 Aircraft Loadmaster, 731st Airlift Squadron, 302d Operations Group, 302d Airlift Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado from XXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXX. During this period, the outstanding professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Perdue resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of the Air Force Reserves' missions. Sergeant Perdue deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM, flying 13 combat sorties in a high threat environment, and delivering over 300 combat troops and 80 tons of mission essential cargo. In addition, Sergeant Perdue served over 200 days in direct support of Air Mobility Command's Tanker/Airlift Control Center, flying over 40 missions in support of Aeromedical evacuations of wounded combat personnel from U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility to home station. Finally, Sergeant Perdue participated in four high-visibility missions to return human remains to the United States. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Perdue reflect great credit upon himself, the 731st Airlift Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

Staff Sergeant Pamela C. Considine distinguished herself by meritorious service as Formal Training Unit Instructor Loadmaster, 62nd Airlift Squadron, 314th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, from XXXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Considine's efforts contributed to the Wing's success in training and qualifying combat-ready C-130 loadmasters from 37 nations and the United States Marine Corps. In this important assignment, she accumulated over 1,100 ground and flight training hours in support of initial and mission qualification training for 38 student loadmasters. Additionally, Sergeant Considine identified several errors during the Reduced Flying Initial Qualification courseware validation process. Her timely corrective actions improved accuracy for all future students and reduced flying safety issues exponentially. Further, as the 62nd Airlift Squadron Formal Training Unit Course Manager, she tracked and scheduled flight training events for over 350 initial aircrew members, ensuring an on-time graduation rate of eighty-eight percent, the highest in ten years. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Considine reflect credit upon herself, the 62nd Airlift Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

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