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Team Andersen's Best, Airman 1st Class Dominic Pena

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  • By Airman 1st Class Mariah Haddenham
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -Airman 1st Class Dominic Pena, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration apprentice, was awarded Team Andersen's Best April 18.

"Airman Pena tackled the back-breaking task of restoring the Pacific Air Force's largest chiller plant by removing 12,000 pounds of build up from three cooling towers, increasing the capacity by 40 percent and ensuring the uninterrupted cooling of 14 critical and quality of life facilities," said Staff Sgt. Aristides Cruz, Airman Pena's supervisor.

The hard work Airman Pena put forth didn't stop there.

"Airman Pena installed a six-ton air handler at the base education office preventing facility closure and providing comfort to 70 weekly testers," said Sergeant Cruz. "He also mastered all lesson objectives during an advanced chiller course provided by contractors, and obtained his certification by completing an online environmental protection agency course."

"Airman Pena's actions and dedication make him a vital asset to the HVAC shop and key player in pacific airpower," continued the sergeant.

Airman Pena grew up in Houston, Texas, and is a huge Football fan. He enjoys working out at the gym and bowling.

Andersen's Best is a recognition program which highlights a top performer from the 36th Wing. Each week, supervisors nominate a member of their team for outstanding performance and the wing commander presents the selected Airman/civilian with an award.

To nominate your Airmen/civilian for Andersen's Best, contact your unit chief or superintendent explaining their accomplishments.