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The 445th Airlift Wing is proud to announce the following Airmen as CY 22 Quarter 2 honorees;


Quarter Company Rank Officer


445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Commander Support Staff Officer-in-Charge Captain Edward Woody is the 445th Airlift Wing Company Grade Officer of the Quarter. Woody was selected for field command of Space Training and Readiness Command A1; he was the only airman selected worldwide for the talent management team, bolstering the final strength of Space Force. As the Squadron Self-Assessment Program Manager for the Internal Management Toolkit Subject Matter Expert, Woody provided guidance and validation for 27 checklists, four observations identified and four corrective action plans were executed, which helped the wing achieve a unit effectiveness inspection “effective” rating. Woody is a candidate for a doctorate in business administration; 44 hours of 48 have been completed with a scheduled graduation date of December 2022. The captain hosted a DA Memorial Day flag ride in Fort Jackson, SC with 39 motorcyclists riding more than 80 miles, honoring the fallen.


Senior NCO of the Quarter


Staff Sgt. Justin Hunt, 87th Airport Squadron ramp services supervisor, is the 445th Airlift Wing’s senior NCO for the quarter. Hunt worked with the host nation government to bring in F-22 Raptors in response to a situation where they had to relocate. In less than five days, he and his team managed the deployment of F-22s, equipment and support personnel, while working on normal Air Force Central Command missions. The team was able to receive the unit and quickly prepare them and their equipment to carry out deterrence missions. The sergeant coordinated a multinational liquid oxygen transfer, allowing the International Organization for Standardization Command and Control Battalion the priority of the Joint Special Operations Task Force mission. Staff Sgt. Hunt has devised a COVID-19 mitigation plan. Staff Sgt. Hunt formed a wing task force and developed a process to protect hundreds of people and set the AFCENT standard.


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Technology. sergeant. Nathan Pritchard, 445th Operations Support Squadron SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) Operations NCO in charge, is the 445th Airlift Wing NCO of the quarter. Pritchard served as a master sergeant and was the only full-time SERE individual for four wings where he led 64 hours of training at eight events, preparing 70 Air Force members and 11 codes Air Force specialty for operations in six areas of responsibility. He led an Air Force Reserve command-level task where he developed unprecedented joint training for 26 soldiers with just 90 hours of preparation and coordination of an exercise with a Colonel from the Air Force. army as part of the training. As a part-time firefighter and chief medical officer, Pritchard worked 312 hours and responded to 91 emergency calls; he saved two patients in cardiac arrest. Sergeant led Wright State University’s first-ever ROTC SERE training where he trained 30 cadets, giving future Air Force officers a taste of real-life military training.


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Senior Airman Tommy Pham, a member of the 445th Security Forces Squadron fire team, is the 445th Airlift Wing Airman of the Quarter. Pham recently deployed in support of Operation Allies Welcome, one of the largest evacuations in history with 124,000 Afghans secured. As head of security, Pham controlled internal and external security response teams for three refugee villages where he secured 15,000 evacuees; the integrity of the immigration process was high. Pham volunteered for a short-notice deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia. He was the liaison for Afghan elders, linking housing, food and morale issues to the leadership of Joint Task Force-Liberty. Airman crashed operations amid pathogen outbreak; monitored 72 isolation rooms and MMR vaccine PODs; the infection rate was reduced per 2,000 people.



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