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Fuels NCOs best in command

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  • By Senior Airman Shane Dunaway
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
A senior non-commissioned officer and an NCO from the 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron here earned recognition in the 2009 Pacific Air Forces Logistic Readiness Individual Awards Feb. 17.

In a message sent to wing commanders throughout PACAF, Brig. Gen. H. Brent Baker, Sr., Headquarters PACAF director of logistics, named Senior Master Sgt. Chris Patton, 36th LRS fuels management flight superintendent, and Tech. Sgt. Jason Funk, 36th LRS NCO-in-charge of the fuels service center, PACAF's Fuels Senior NCO and NCO of the Year respectively.

Sergeant Patton and Sergeant Funk exude pride in their work as they ensure the base is supplied with quality fuel and cryogenics while supporting any and all aircraft within the joint environment.

"I think [winning] the awards emphasize the people here and what they're doing to accomplish the mission at Andersen," Sergeant Funk said.

Sergeant Patton emphasized the marked improvements of the fuels flight here and credited adaptation within the unit as a determining factor in establishing the credibility of Andersen AFB's fuels flight within PACAF.

"The awards really highlight how much things have changed over the past couple of years," Sergeant Patton said. "Our predecessors have done a lot and the current group is doing a lot [to make changes]. It shows that we're on the right track."

Their achievements and recognition brings much credit to the work of the 36th LRS and specifically to all Airmen who help fuel the sound of freedom.

"The hard work and dedication of these two noncommissioned officers showcases a spirit of excellence within 36th LRS," said Maj. Jason Campbell, 36th LRS commander. "Their penchant for leading by example resonates throughout the unit and sets the mark for success squadron-wide."