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 January 19, 2018 is A1C Ryan Rote from 773 CES.
Duty Title: Pavements & Equipment Apprentice
Time in Service: 1 year, 2 months.
Last Duty Station: JBER is his first duty station.
- A1C Rote is a Pavements & Equipment Apprentice for the 773d Civil Engineer Squadron. Assigned to the snow removal team, he reorganized $850K of airfield maintenance and snow removal supplies and assembled a tri-level, $150K deicer storage rack. His actions boosted warehouse capacity by 300 percent. Additionally, he was pivotal in clearing 5 inches of snow from 4.8 million square yards of airfield surfaces, which directly impacted over 200 aircraft movements. Finally, A1C Rote hauled 140 tons of snow from JBER streets, parking lots and sidewalks providing the safe movement of over 30K daily travelers.