Each week the 673 ABW Commander selects an Air Base wing Airman who has been doing an exceptional job supporting our JBER mission partners.
The Arctic Warrior of the Week for March 17, 2017 is SrA Thomas Barker from 673 CES.
Duty Title: Driver/Operator
Time in Service: 2 years, 6 months
Last Duty Station: JBER is his first duty station
- SrA Barker performs as a Fire Extinguisher Maintenance specialist. He revitalized the flightline extinguisher program when he collected, labeled and reallocated $34K worth of resources. Additionally, SrA Barker led an $850K PPE inspection program by performance testing 60 sets of life-saving structural response turnout gear, while identifying and fixing 94 discrepancies, saving $110K in maintenance costs. Furthermore, he completed the Hazardous Materials and Fire Instructor I courses, awarding him two national certifications. Finally, SrA Barker recently passed a CLEP exam, leaving him just 9 credits shy from earning his CCAF.