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Volunteerism, effort nets 36th LRS Airman ‘Top Performer’ recognition

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  • By Senior Airman Shane Dunaway
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
An Airman from the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron received 'Top Performer' honors following an outstanding performance during a Logistics Compliance Assessment Program inspection held in May.

Airman 1st Class Dakota Ferris, 36th LRS preventive maintenance technician, was selected by Master Sgt. Michael Schoenly, 36th LRS first sergeant, after he was recognized on the Logistics Compliance Assessment Team's 'Honor Roll' list.

Sergeant Schoenly praised Airman Ferris and his work ethic. He said Airman Ferris is active within the 36th LRS booster club and he praised the airman's initiative, citing a recent tow bar repair performed that saved the unit $600.

During day-to-day operations, Airman Ferris inspects and maintains one of the largest refueling fleets within Pacific Air Forces. The Pellston, Mich., native joined the Air Force in November 2008.

As a member of the booster club, Airman Ferris manages funds used to host various morale events for LRS, including hails, farewells and holiday functions. He also represents his squadron as a member of the LRS flag football and golf teams.

Though still young in his Air Force career, Airman Ferris finds plenty of positives about his decision to become a member of the world's greatest air power.

"I like the fact the Air Force gives me some standards to live by," Airman Ferris said. "The Air Force has provided me with a career and a clear path to succeed. I think since I'm an Airman living on my own for the first time, it has also given me some structure. Hard work pays off."

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