Each week the 673d 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 December 15, 2017 is SrA Ashton McKinney from 673 CES.
Duty Title: Fire Protection Driver/Operator
Time in Service: 4 years, 2 months.
Last Duty Station: Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal
- SrA McKinney volunteered to be the JBER Fire Department’s Training Monitor for B-Shift, traditionally a SSgt’s additional duty. He is critical in ensuring the compliance of assigned SORTS training for a 46 member shift. Additionally, he is responsible for ensuring completion and annotation of 206 classes encompassing over 9,000 hours of curriculum. Lastly, he stepped up as a Fire Officer/Crew Chief during a generator fire at Hangar 19, safeguarding a multi-million dollar facility, while protecting the lives of at least 10 USAF Airmen inside.