Wing Safety Award

(From Left) Lt. Col. Hoyt Slocum, 161st Air Refueling Wing inspection team chief; Maj. Gilbert Besana, 161st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander; Lt. Col Jim Gloss, 197th Air Refueling Squadron commander; Tech. Sgt. Bethany Skaritka, 161st Maintenance Group crew chief; Staff Sgt. Chris Hostetler, 161st Maintenance Group crew chief; Staff Sgt. Nick Savasta, 161st Maintenance Group crew chief; Capt. John Smith, 161st Operations Group pilot; Maj. Tami Demik, 161st Air Refueling Wing safety officer. Maintenance leadership and aircrew present the 161st safety award to these crew chiefs for “outstanding action”, Phoenix, Nov. 2, 2014. “The working relationship between Maintenance and Operations is integral to successful mission accomplishment, both during home station training and global operations,” said Maj. Tami Demik, 161st Air Refueling Wing safety officer. “Maintaining a positive and proactive safety culture, and employing accurate risk management techniques, allow the 161st Air Refueling Wing to deliver 100% mission effectiveness.” (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Enos/Released)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Courtney EnosReleased
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