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Second Lieutenant Brandon A. Nelson distinguished himself by meritorious service as a critical Christmas decoration volunteer while assigned to the Chennault Flight, 41st Flying Training Squadron, 14th Operations Group, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. During this period, Lt Nelson served as a critical Christmas decoration volunteer, spearheading the decoration of the Columbus Club, which supported 12,000 beneficiaries and a 14,000 joint-force population. As a critical Christmas decoration volunteer, he led 33 staff members and directed the placement of decorations, valued at more than 69 billion dollars. A multi-talented student, he coordinated over 100 hours of Christmas decorating across one building which resulted in a 75 percent increase in the number of people who believe in Santa Claus. The distinctive accomplishments of Lt Nelson reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Bruce N. Cartwright distinguished himself by outstanding achievement at Travis Air Force Base Air Force Ball from 5 July 2014 to 7 October 2014. During this period, the professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Airman Cartwright contributed to the success of the Travis Air Force Base Air Force Ball. His logistical prowess directly contributed to the success of the largest Air Force Ball in the history of Travis Air Force Base, with more than 1,400 military and civilians attending. His tireless efforts helped the Ball committee raise over 48,000 dollars to fund this Wing event that saluted its partnership with Solano County. His devotion to the project was demonstrated in over 100 off-duty hours he spent as Wing point of contact for Ball logistics. His dedication to the morale, welfare, and safety of his military family and local community was further demonstrated in his organization of 12 Airman Against Drunk Driving volunteers that were credited with preventing 20 DUIs and injuries or deaths. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Airman Cartwright reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
During this period, the outstanding professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Staff Sergeant Robert Paulson resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of the Aircrew Flight Equipment community. Staff Sergeant Paulson volunteered countless hours as an Air Force ambassador by mentoring 60 children at Sallas Mahone School and drastically improving their skills and interest in reading and math. He then broadened his volunteer commitment by contributing 40 hours to the Habitat for Humanity program by assisting in the construction of a community of six houses which increased the number of available houses for less fortunate families. Aside from Sergeant Paulson's community volunteer efforts, his physical fitness commitment led him to become a certified personal trainer and develop individual workout programs for team members which led to a significant increase in PT pass rate. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Paulson reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Bryant volunteered to support the Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill and served as the team leader for the Plumbing Merit Badge, leading a team of six members in the training and testing over three hundred Scouts on the requirements for the badge during the duration of the Jamboree. His organizational skills were essential in putting together a lesson plan and demonstration booth that were used to maximize the personnel and space available for quality instruction. He contributed to many team leader meetings where he shared lessons learned with the other merit badge teams that helped maximize their effectiveness. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Bryant reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
During this period, Sergeant Pozzi developed a 14-day duty schedule, rallied over 90 volunteers, and managed more than 800 volunteer hours for the 2014 Italian-American Carnival on Camp Darby, Livorno City, Italy. Additionally, Sergeant Pozzi oversaw the distribution of 25,000 products, totaling over $19,000 in inventory. Finally, her dedicated efforts help raise over $12,000 to enhance the morale and welfare of the 731st Munitions Squadron was vital to the success of this important community project. The commitment and enthusiasm demonstrated by Sergeant Pozzi were key to the success of the Italian-American carnival and a credit to the 31st Maintenance Group. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Pozzi reflect credit upon herself and the United States Air Force.
During this period, his selfless efforts, professionalism, and leadership significantly contributed to the overall success of the 162nd Junior Enlisted Council. Sergeant Baker assisted the council in raising over two thousand dollars in support of the Wing's Adopt a Family Program. As council Treasurer, his innovative and practical ideas improved visibility of council funds and led to more efficient planning and responsible spending. Sergeant Baker's dedication and reliability has factored into the continued success of many ongoing 162nd Fighter Wing functions such as Adopt Valencia, Haunted Hangar, and the annual JEC Softball Tournament. Sergeant Baker volunteered countless hours within the community supporting Southern Arizona's Habitat for Humanity, Tucson Special Olympics, and the annual Gaslight Theater Christmas presentation. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Baker reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Technical Sergeant Mark Wallace distinguished himself by outstanding achievement while assigned to the 152d Headquaters, Nevada Air National Guard, Reno, Nevada. During this period, Sergeant Wallace was a major factor in the stand up of the 152d Airlift Wing Junior Enlisted Council which enabled a structured community of enlisted members and provided opportunities for deeper involvement within the organization, improved morale and strengthened the overall effectiveness of the unit. The Junior Enlisted Council made possible such programs as Airman Against Drunk Driving and our support of the North Valley High School Junior ROTC Program. The members of the Junior Enlisted Council have selflessly volunteered over 800 off-duty hours to assist with the planning and execution of numerous base and community events to include the Nevada Joint Military Ball, the Annual Nevada Air National Guard Award Ceremony, and volunteering to help the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. As advisor and mentor to The Junior Enlisted Council, he ensured a safe environment to learn and connect with their peers while addressing their issues and concerns. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Wallace reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
During this period, Airman Smith's superior values were showcased during the tragic Gulf oil spill. An avid volunteer, she collected material for the Emerald Coast Wildlife refuge to help animals affected by the massive oil spill in the gulf. Her dedication directly contributed to the beautification of the Emerald coast area. Airman Smith's impressive leadership ability coupled with her poise, confidence and dependability sets her apart from her peers. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Smith reflect credit upon herself and the United States Air Force.