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2021 Dedicated Crew Chief Ceremony

2021 Dedicated crew chief ceremony

Senior Airman Laura Riggs, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant crew chief, delivers opening remarks at the dedicated crew chief and dedicated technician ceremony, March 22, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The DCC program is a well-established tradition and privilege afforded to the best maintainers who are responsible for aircraft health. Leadership, initiative and job expertise are must-have qualities for DDC consideration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adrian Salazar)

2021 Dedicated crew chief ceremony

(From left to right) Capt. Yong-Uk, 29th Attack Squadron pilot, salutes Senior Airman Austin Siervert, 29th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, after presenting an appointment certificate, March 22, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Before becoming a DCC, crew chiefs must take an oath pledging their responsibility to their aircraft and upholding the standards of the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adrian Salazar) (Editor’s note: nametags covered for operational security)

2021 Dedicated crew chief ceremony

(From left to right) Capt. Brian, 29th Attack Squadron pilot, presents Staff Sgt. Eden Maldonado, 29th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, an appointment certificate, March 22, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The dedicated crew chief’s name is displayed on their aircraft to show their dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adrian Salazar) (Editor’s note: nametags covered for operational security)

2021 Dedicated crew chief ceremony

(From left to right) Lt. Col. Jamie Johnson, 16th Training Squadron commander, presents Staff Sgt. Scott Brown, 29th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, an appointment certificate, March 22, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The appointment certificate recognizes an Airmen as the Dedicated Crew Chief for their respective aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adrian Salazar) (Editor’s note: nametags covered for operational security)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

Thirty-five 49th Wing Airmen were designated as Dedicated Crew Chiefs in a ceremony at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, March 22, 2021.

 

The purpose of the DCC program is to provide continuity and to strengthen the pilot and maintenance relationship by assigning ownership to each aircraft. The DCC’s name is displayed on the aircraft to show their dedication and commitment.

 

“As the Dedicated Crew Chief for your assigned aircraft, you must be committed to maintaining

your aircraft in a combat ready status and ensuring the high standards commensurate with the

responsibilities and title of ‘Dedicated Crew Chief,’” said Chief Master Sgt. Kasey Lynch, 9th

Aircraft Maintenance Unit superintendent.

 

To be a DCC, an Airman must have a minimum of six months of experience on the job as a crew

chief, and hold the rank of staff sergeant or higher. A qualified senior airman may become a

DCC after obtaining a waiver allowing them to apply.

 

“In the business we are in—delivering overwhelming decisive airpower—history has shown

there is no relationship more sacred than the one between the combat pilot and their aircraft

mechanic,” said Senior Airman Laura Riggs, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant crew

chief.

 

Congratulations to the 49th Wing’s newest Dedicated Crew Chiefs:

 

29th AMU

Staff Sgt. Eric Rosales

Staff Sgt. Dwight Kile

Staff Sgt. Scott Brown

Staff Sgt. Andrew Frano

Senior Airman Haley Albertson

Staff Sgt. Trevor Stefani

Staff Sgt. Curtis Paff

Staff Sgt. John Sullivan

Staff Sgt. Christian Ostby

Senior Airman Ramon Chan-Hafen

Staff Sgt. Tayler Pearson

Staff Sgt. Eden Maldonado

 

9th AMU

Senior Airman Triston Carroll

 

Staff Sgt. William Calhoun

Staff Sgt. Taylor Garver

Staff Sgt. Taylor Mercier

Staff Sgt. Roberto Ruiz

Staff Sgt. Avery Blackburn

Staff Sgt. Dylan Stephens

Staff Sgt. Mitchell Snell

Staff Sgt. Jorge Garcia

Staff Sgt. Ryan Dunworth

Senior Airman Nickolaus Rooks

 

49th Aircraft Communications Maintenance Unit

Senior Airman Bronze Jackson

Staff Sgt. Damian Myers

Staff Sgt. Timothy Muir

Staff Sgt. Xavier Love

Senior Airman Austin Sievert

Senior Airman Colton Neal

Senior Airman Benjamin Redding

Senior Airman Michael Guillory

Senior Airman Sarah Wagner

Senior Airman Nicholas Neher

Senior Airman Mark Lassiter

Senior Airman Jonathan Wheeler

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