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AF LT. Gen. Leo Marquez Maintenance Award (FY04)

Award Cat: AMN
Winner: ACC - No; 9th AF - Yes

AFI 36-2845

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- Top-notch maintainer; exhibited unsurpassed initiative and technical skills--#1 of 59 airmen in the Flight

- Performed flawlessly as member of 4 man launch crew during Operational Readiness Inspection Jul 04;
expertly performed 5 fuel leak evaluations and repairs--enabled "OUTSTANDING" generation of 24 aircraft

- Dispatched to an F-15 aircraft with a leaking engine to airframe manifold (ETAM); keen observation led to
discovery/replacement of leaking manifold up-line of ETAM; saved $5K in potential replacement cost

- Dedicated--completed 40 of 234 external fuel tank lug replacements; ensured on-time completion of TCTO 508

- Competent technician; attained a superb 100% pass rating on 8 Quality Assurance evaluations and inspections

- Personifies the "One team/One fight" concept; voluntarily worked a 12 hour shift to assist fighter squadron
install aircraft panels; saved 4 hours in down time--enabled aircraft to fly Operation NOBLE EAGLE mission


- Key member on team that replaced a F-15 #1 fuel cell in an unprecedented 36 hours; quick return helped Wing
reach monthly flying goal--received coveted squadron coin from commander for vital contribution to mission

- Identified a faulty relay causing an in-flight refueling receptacle (IFR) to disconnect prior to accepting fuel
  -- Prevented IFR replacement saving $14K and 8 man-hours--contributed to 81% FMC rate for the wing

- Volunteered numerous extended shifts in preparation for June 04 Logistics Standardization and Evaluation
Team visit--performed thorough inspection of section's technical orders; contributed to 100% Wing pass rate

- Troubleshot an F-15 experiencing an external tank transfer imbalance; quickly identified/replaced a cracked
air standpipe in minimal time; allowed sortie generation in support of Operation NORTHERN GUARDIAN


- Raised the bar! Knocked out all three volumes of CDC early; scored an impressive 95% on end of course test

- Aggressively troubleshot an F-15 with a hot fuel indication anomaly; found exposed wires to recirculation
switch--aided in generation of 30 aircraft during Phase I exercise, Nov 03; generation goal exceeded by 67%


- Total involvement in Airmen Against Drunk Driving; assured safe ride home for fellow Airman wing-wide
  -- Received 1 CMS First Sergeant "Diamond Sharp Award" for contribution to preserving personnel lives

- On track to a very successful career; earned 12 semester hours toward CCAF degree; maintained a 3.6 GPA


  This package won the 9AF, but lost at ACC.  Suggest filling entire page with 1 line bullets, do not have any blank lines between main bullets and sections.  Possibly elaborate on some of the main bullets, with sub-bullets to eliminate blank lines.  The bullets provided are pretty good.  They specify quantity and impact. 


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