Airman First Class Benjamin R. Croxford distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Munitions Storage Crew Member, 31st Munitions Squadron, 31st Maintenance Group, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy from XXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXX. During this period, Airman Croxford precisely transported more than 2,500 munitions line items weighing 6088 pounds Net Explosive Weight and valued at two hundred million dollars with zero explosive incidents, surpassing all Air Force safety standards. Additionally, Airman Croxford was integral to Operations ODYSSEY DAWN and UNIFIED PROTECTOR, assembling 345 bombs in support of six joint strike force squadrons, dramatically impacting the success of contingency operations. Further, while deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Airman Croxford volunteered to support its one hundred million dollar Central Communications flightline expansion project. His tireless attention to detail and superior maintenance practices resulted in the success of 7,700 combat sorties. Finally, he demonstrated leadership while leading weekly physical training classes, contributing more than 80 hours to train 23 Airmen and Non-Commissioned Officers, and helping the 31st Munitions Squadron obtain the best pass rate in the 31st Maintenance Group. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Croxford reflect credit upon himself, the 31st Munitions Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Jeff Hall distinguished himself by meritorious service as a Crew member and Flare coordinator for Munitions Flight Line Delivery North, 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, from XXXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, the professionalism, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Hall contributed to the effectiveness and success of Munitions Line Delivery North Flare and flightline support operations where he provided critical technical support in the management of counter measures valued in excess of $2,200,000. Sergeant Hall's effective management resulted in one hundred percent accountability of counter measure assets, and ensured the continuous availability of those assets to five flying Squadrons. Moreover, Sergeant Hall was instrumental in the delivery of 700,000 pounds of new munitions assets which were critical to the completion of 12 F-16 combat aircraft swap outs. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Hall reflect credit upon himself, the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, and the United States Air Force.