Pennsylvania native aces aircraft fuel systems course

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  • By Airman 1st Class Madeleine E. Remillard
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell

Airman 1st Class Charles A. Shelton, 361st Training Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice course student, achieved excellence by maintaining a 100% average for the entire 36-academic-day course, earning himself the ACE award.

Rank and Name: Airman 1st Class Charles A. Shelton

Unit: 193rd Special Operations Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard Base, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Duty title: Aircraft fuel systems apprentice  

Hometown: Oxford, Pennsylvania

Time in Service: 8 months

Why you joined the Air Force: To serve the country

Family: Parents, Chuck and Lisa Shelton; sister, Chloe Shelton

Hobbies: Playing lacrosse and working on trucks

Favorite aspect of the job: Having the opportunity to work on multi-million dollar aircraft

Most memorable Air Force experience: Watching F-22’s practice maneuvers alongside my classmates

How do you make responsible choices: I had a great upbringing that gave me a strong foundation to have the ability to make good choices

Instructor comment: “Airman 1st Class Shelton displays the same amount of maturity as he does respect, and it all shows in the quality of his work.” – Mr. Yan Bolduc, 361st Training Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice course instructor