47 Airmen promoted Tuesday
By 1st Lt. Phillip Ventura, 49th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published January 04, 2007
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --
Team Holloman recognized and celebrated the promotions of 47 Airmen from the 49th Fighter Wing at a ceremony in the Enlisted Club on base Jan. 3.
The Airmen assumed ranks ranging from master sergeant to Airman, and represented every group in the wing. More than a hundred Airmen from across the base, along with family members and friends, attended the event.
"It's important for others to witness the ceremony because, number one, it's steeped in tradition and number two, the military places a great responsibility on it's people at a young age and its important for people to see that," said Chief Master Sergeant Marjorie McNichols, 49th Fighter Wing command chief.
For those promoted, the ceremony marked a proud day in their military career.
"It's an honor to be promoted," said Senior Airman Justin Phillips, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman. "Being a good Airman and gaining, not losing stripes is what it comes down to."
Colonel Jack Forsythe, 49th Operations Group commander, who presided over this month's ceremony, offered advice to the newly promoted senior NCOs, NCOs and Airmen.
The colonel told the Airmen to continue learning their job and begin setting sights on becoming an NCO; he told senior NCOs to groom leaders for the Air Force; he encouraged NCOs to make learning and mentoring an active part of their day.
"It energizes me to see you great men and women get promoted," Colonel Forsythe said. "I know you'll go out and do great things for our Air Force."
The 49th Fighter Wing congratulates the following Airmen on the occasion of their promotion during the month of December, 2006:
49th Aeromedical Dental Squadron
Airman 1st Class Leslie Doome
49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Airman Kevin Avis
Airman Jarad Hudgies Jr.
Airman 1st Class Brandon Feliciano
Senior Airman Dustin Deputy
Senior Airman Patrick Euler
Senior Airman Juan Mendez
Senior Airman Joshua Sagio
49th Civil Engineer Squadron
Airman 1st Class Tyler Leaich
Senior Airman Prince Allah
Senior Airman Brandi Holguin
Senior Airman Justin Phillips
Senior Airman Ernest Tagle
Senior Airman James Wolnik
49th Communications Squadron
Senior Airman Justin Munoz
Senior Airman Aaron Snow
49th Contracting Squadron
Senior Airman Kyle Kinder
49th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Airman Esayiyas Mulat
Airman Mark Wyzgowski
Airman 1st Class Corina Gamez
Airman 1st Class Meagan James
Senior Airman Monica De La Torre Chavez
49th Maintenance Operations Squadron
Senior Airman Christopher Mavron
Senior Airman Marlon Nurse
49th Maintenance Squadron
Airman 1st Class Joseph Benoit
Airman 1st Class William Marcy
Airman 1st Class Kevin Galbavy
Airman 1st Class Christopher Stephens
Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Sterni
Senior Airman Mckinley Huff
Senior Airman Erika Magee
Senior Airman Timothy Roof
Senior Airman Chad Wegge
Senior Airman Haley Whitehead
Senior Airman Matthew Vanoverloop
49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron
Airman 1st Class Matthew Messelheiser
Airman 1st Class Kara Reilly
Senior Airman Angela Land
Senior Airman Melissa Lavery
Senior Airman Travis Smith
Senior Airman Kirk Struss
49th Medical Operations Squadron
Airman 1st Class Bo Yu
49th Medical Support Squadron
Airman 1st Class Svefa Cooper
Senior Airman Brandon Wright
49th Operations Support Squadron
Airman 1st Class Albert Whidby
Senior Airman David Holland
49th Services Squadron
Airman 1st Class Crystal Baca