Ramp Services Citations

Airman First Class Jill K. Tillinghast distinguished herself by meritorious service as Ramp Services Technician while assigned to the 730th Air Mobility Squadron, 515th Air Mobility Operations Group, Yokota Air Base Japan from 12 April 2012 to 25 October 2012. During this period, Airman Tillinghast's diligent and effective efforts as a ramp load team member provided support for a total of 1,323 aircraft missions and a total of 6,125 short tons of cargo expeditiously moved and safely delivered. In addition, her meticulous attention to detail and professionalism played a vital role during the movement of 10 short tons of mission essential Japanese Self Air Defense cargo movement. Further, Airman Tillinghast's positive influence extended beyond the work area as she was elected Dorm Council president and immediately implemented several initiatives that improved morale among the Airmen who form the foundation of the Air Force's mission in Japan. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Tillinghast reflect great credit upon herself, the 515th Air Mobility Operations Group and the United States Air Force.

Technical Sergeant Rey J. Westinghouse distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Ramp Load Team Chief, 332d Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron, 332d Expeditionary Mission Support Group, Balad Air Base, Iraq, from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Westinghouse distinguished himself by the safe and effective movement of over 500 tons of cargo and 750 tons of baggage and the maintenance of 47 mission essential special and general purpose vehicles. In addition, he oversaw operations and managed the up and download of 489 C-130, 122 C-17, and five C-5 aircraft carrying 1,440 pallets of cargo, resulting in 100% on time departure rate and ensuring AOR troops received mission critical supplies. Further, Sergeant Westinghouse utilized his superior knowledge of GATES to facilitate the handling of 709 missions and assisted Army personnel in the movement of 80,346 pounds of Special Assignment Airlift Mission (SAAM) cargo. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Westinghouse reflect great credit upon himself, the 332d Expeditionary Mission Support Group and the United States Air Force.

Staff Sergeant Caleb H. Robinson distinguished himself by meritorious service as Senior Controller and Ramp Coordinator, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. While deployed in support of Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM, Sergeant Robinson met and departed more than 2,700 missions and quality controlled more than 1,600 aircraft packets ensuring maximum airlift utilization and the movement of more than 172,000 space required passengers. Additionally, his attention to detail ensured the safe and successful movement of 4,600 tons of ammunition and more than 100 Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicles on 113 airlift missions to Iraq and Afghanistan providing life saving support to ground troops. Finally, Sergeant Robinson's job knowledge was an indispensable factor in the Aerial Port's successful staff assistance visit, yielding zero write-ups for the Air Terminal Operations Center. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Robinson reflect great credit upon himself, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing and the United States Air Force.

Master Sergeant William G. Lovvorn distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned as Senior Controller, 86th Aerial Port Squadron, 446th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Lovvorn demonstrated superb leadership and professionalism as a Senior Controller during an annual tour at Norfolk, Virginia, and filled in as Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of Load Planning while the NCOIC was deployed, ensuring a seamless transition for the unit. In addition, Sergeant Additionally, Lovvorn deployed to Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar in support of Operation NEW DAWN, and oversaw 4,000 missions delivering 28,000 tons of cargo and 50,000 passengers while simultaneously maintaining on-time departures to 32 remote sites. Moreover, he aided in the repatriation of over 140 fallen warriors with dignity and respect ensuring their final journey was an honorable one. Further, during his unit's Operational Readiness Inspection at Norfolk Naval Air Station, Virginia, he demonstrated initiative and drive as Senior Controller, directly contributing to the unit's "Satisfactory" rating. Finally, Sergeant Lovvorn's positive management and attention to detail assisted the base Air Terminal in garnering the Air Mobility Command Large Air Terminal of the Year award. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Lovvorn reflect great credit upon himself, the 86th Aerial Port Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

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