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Andersen’s Best – Senior Airman David Martinez, 36th Operations Group

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  • By Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Schultze
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Senior Airman David Martinez, 36th Operations Group control tower air traffic controller, was awarded Andersen's Best, here Nov. 23.

As a control tower air traffic controller, Airman Martinez is responsible for coordinating the takeoff and landing of aircraft on Andersen's flight line. While at Andersen, Airman Martinez has played a direct role in controlling more than 30 thousand sorties in a dual runway environment.

Airman Martinez is also being recognized for his direct role in controlling and sterilizing the airfield for the arrival of the first-ever Global Hawk mission in Guam.

"Senior Airman Martinez is one of many of our always vigilant Air Traffic Controllers," said Chief Master Sergeant James Slisik, 36th Operations Group superintendent. "For example, he identified and alerted an aircraft on approach to the wrong airfield. He promptly alerted the crew and redirected them to Andersen, saving 15 personnel on board and the aircraft from disaster."

For his outstanding performance, dedication, commitment to excellence and actions above and beyond expectations, the 36th Operations Group and wing leadership dub Airman Martinez Andersen's Best.

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 with an award.

To nominate your Airman for Andersen's Best, send an e-mail explaining their accomplishments to ebone.garden@andersen.af.mil.