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Technical Sergeant Alfredo Gonzalez distinguished himself by meritorious service as Repair and Reclamation Craftsman, 2d Maintenance Squadron, 2d Maintenance Group, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Gonzalez was selected to lead a tiger team investigating an "uncommanded roll" discrepancy. His team meticulously rigged the entire lateral control system, restoring the aircraft to full mission capable status and resulting in an uneventful check flight. In addition, Sergeant Gonzalez' extensive knowledge of the throttle control system led to the identification and replacement of three concealed throttle cables, an unprecedented field level repair. Finally, Sergeant Gonzalez worked with Depot engineers to investigate a B-52H aircraft for an "uncommanded roll" discrepancy while deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. His team rigged the entire lateral control system, restoring the aircraft to full mission capable status and the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron to a 100 percent mission success rate. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Gonzalez reflect credit upon himself, the 2d Maintenance Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Jack B. Vollriede distinguished himself by outstanding achievement while assigned as Repair and Reclamation Craftsman, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, 18th Maintenance Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Vollriede was hand-selected for a TDY to Diego Garcia Naval Support Facility as a mission-ready technician to maintain a runaway stabilizer trim actuator on the RC-135S Cobra Ball aircraft. Understanding the urgency of returning the aircraft to Full Mission Capable status to prevent interruption of vital intelligence gathering, he replaced the part and completed multiple operational checks in less than 15 hours, a feat that normally requires 32 hours at home station. Sergeant Vollriede's precise system rigging and adjustments halted a stabilizer trim failure and contributed to 12 intelligence missions and 100 percent mission effectiveness. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Vollriede reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Maintenance Squadron, and the United States Air Force.