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 August 17, 2018 is A1C Lukas Kafka from 773 CES.
Duty Title: HVAC/R Journeyman
Time in Service: 3 years, 4 months.
Last Duty Station: JBER is his first duty station
- SrA Kafka’s elite technical skills were key during an emergency work order to repair the walk-in freezer at the Iditarod dining facility. He thawed ice from the evaporator coil and electrically troubleshot the unit to find a short in the defrost timer. He replaced the timer and returned the equipment to service. His efforts ensured food service for 12K Airman daily and saved $13.5K in perishable food. Finally, he responded to an air conditioning outage at the BDOC server room. He identified and replaced a bad circulating pump and a clogged filter. He restored the 68 degree set point to the $300K network equipment safeguarding the over watch mission of 34K personnel.