Responsible for the program of instruction and daily flight operations for the Army's UH60 Blackhawk Flight School XXI, management of the Aircrew Training Program and the professional development and general health and welfare of 151 assigned personnel and 252 student pilots. Responsible for the risk management, mission approval process, standardization and training of a company which daily launches 98 helicopters in day, night, IMC, and night vision goggle modes of flight. As an instructor pilot, responsible for maintaining the highest level of proficiency in the UH-60 A/L and Mike model in all modes of flight, training student pilots, conducting flight evaluations, and enforcing aviation standardization and overall unit safety procedure.
From that assignment, I was selected as an aviator in the Texas Army National Guard, and elected to fly UH-60Ms at the 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment in Austin, Texas. I attended Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where I completed the course
On 27 March 2013, SGT Reinhardt reported to Alpha Company, 50th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. Upon arrival to Alpha Company, 50th ESB, SGT Reinhardt was assigned the title of STT Operator for CPN Team 57115. For SGT Reinhardt’s time spent at Fort Bragg, NC, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and 3- Certificates of Achievement. During SGT Reinhardt’s time in Alpha Company he completed Security+, Combat Lifesavers Course, Combatives Level I, Air Assault School, and the Basic Leaders Course; earning Commandants List for BLC. SGT Reinhardt also completed 25 Semester Hours. Once SGT Reinhardt completed his tour at Fort Bragg, NC, he received orders for and PCS’ed to Fort Richardson, AK.
On September 6, 2015, Lieutenant Calvin Spann died at his home in McKinney, Texas, where he lived to be close to his daughter, Dr. Carla Spann. Lieutenant Spann’s obituary detailed his accomplishments as a fighter pilot, including flying in 26 combat missions. Also mentioned was Lieutenant Spann’s encouragement for young people to value an education. I remember when Lieutenant Spann told those in the library audience, including myself, how important education was and not to take it lightly. His words inspired me to do well in school, especially math and
The department’s leadership is responsible for providing appropriate manpower and resources to each mission using an increasingly tight budget, while also following strict laws for high priority missions, such as nuclear defense, which mandate both high levels of training and manpower (Air Education Training Command, 2015). Additionally, warfare technology has become incredibly advanced. Due to this complication, the educational and technical requirements for military service members and employees are steadily increasing.
Therefore, was accepted into the Air Force academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado in which he excelled from the start. He was selected as one out of a dozen other freshman trainees to train fly gliders. (A skill that very well may have come in handy decades later when his engines failed) By the end of that year, he had been chosen as an instructor pilot. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot for seven years in the time of 1973 to 1980. He flew Vietnam-era F-4 Phantom II jets. He was a training officer and flight leader, he also acquired the rank of captain whilst he was training at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. He was a commander in red flag exercises. (Red Flag exercises are a form of training where pilots receive advanced aerial combat training.) He also took part in the aircraft accident investigation
CW3 Copeland is the top Warrant Officer who excelled above her peers time and time again in Diectorate of Human Resources. Detailed and meticulous in managing Full Time Support Military functions. Competent professional with unlimited potential for increased in responsibility at higher levels Command. Promote at earliest opportunity to CW4.
SFC Pham completely redesigned the 91S30 Advance Leader Course (ALC). He spent countless hours on researching, surveying, and conducting face-to-face interviews with Soldiers of all level from different SBCT to developed the right training products for the 91S30 ALC. The new POI, ISAP, and 12 lesson plans has been through three pilots validation process, approved by all students, instructors, and course managers, and awaiting the final approval from the Chief of Ordnance.
A1C Henderson has all the skills and leadership qualities required to thrive as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. As the comptroller squadron commander, I have personally witnessed A1C Henderson’s dedication to the wing by expending his time through selfless acts for others or the wing. During A1C Henderson’s tenure at Altus AFB, he has proven himself a capable leader, and potential future cadet. Beyond flawless mission support, he has balanced his personal education and community involvement with impeccable time management. Given A1C Henderson’s dedication to the mission, the Air Force and his local community, it is no surprise that he was selected for Senior Airman Below-the-Zone and Airman of the Quarter. He was
- TEAM PLAYER. Displaying exceptional drive, he dedicated 125 man hours to assist in the rehabilitation of the E28 Arresting Gear which resulted in a passing grade during the annual re-certification inspection. His tireless efforts allowed the command to maintain divert airfield capabilities for U.S. Sixth Fleet Carrier Operations.
Amn Tariq West entered the Air Force on May 26, 2016 and was stationed at Creech AFB on September 28, 2016 as an Aviation Resource Management technician. During his tenure at the 15th ATKS, he has contributed to the successful validation of over 200 aircrew members’ go/no-go requirements to legally perform in-flight duties in the MQ-1. In addition, Amn West led many training/briefing events for his fellow co-workers and aircrew members to boosted combat mission operation’s efficiency and readiness. Due to his tenacious work ethic and dedication to the 15th ATKS mission, Amn West was awarded Airman of Week, Diamond Sharp Award and the Squadron’s 2Q Airman Award. Furthermore, Amn West exceed all expectations in his 5 level-upgrade training by
Hey Scho. I really appreciate your insight. We have a very diverse class with all different backgrounds and career paths. It’s been good to study and learn from other within the class. I’m sure this question hits home as a CENTCOM expeditionary squadron commander and C-146A pilot.
With the roll of Unit Scheduler I will be bringing new Airmen to McConnell AFB. My knowledge will allow them to broaden their view of our career field, which will lead to better rounded members in our squadron. This may lead new Airmen to strive to work towards something and help them avoid becoming
Master Sergeant James “Clay” Johns is the 41st Airlift Squadron B – Flight Chief stationed at Little Rock AFB, AR. My home town is Ashland City, TN. I have 19 years as an Air Force Loadmaster. I advise the Squadron Commander on employing unit loadmasters and their affairs. I have two associate degrees: Nashville Auto Diesel College in Auto Diesel Technology and Community College of the Air Force in professional aeronautics. I have had the pleasure of five assignments across the southeast region of the United States. I have over 5,500 flying hours across several aircraft throughout my career. I have over 17 deployments that span the entire globe throughout my Loadmaster career. I have a deep appreciate and respect for weather from the aviation