Tennesse native aces fuels systems apprentice course

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  • By Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

Iron sharpens iron. The Air Force is known for tempering young men and women into future leaders, warriors and Airmen. All Airmen are sharpened, mentally and physically, and there are some that forge themselves with excellence. This Airman has done just that, with the knowledge gained from his instructors and wingmen and his pure determination for excellence.

Senior Airman James Irons, 361st Training Squadron fuel systems apprentice course graduate, received the Ace award for receiving 100% scores on all five of his block tests.

Rank/Name: Senior Airman James Irons

Unit: 164th Airlift Wing Memphis, Tennesse

Duty Title: Aircraft fuel systems apprentice

Hometown: Memphis, Tennesse

Time in Service: Three and a half years

Why you joined: To get aircraft maintenance experience and pursue an A&P license

Family: Girlfriend Kaitlin

Hobbies: Working on my truck

Favorite aspect of job: Making broken aircraft fly again

Most memorable Air Force experience: Elmendorf, Alaska TDY. Blackhawk incentive flight

How do you make responsible choices: By abiding by the Air Force core values

Instructor: Mr. Stutts

Instructor comment: "Senior Airman Irons, being a prior ACE award recipient, is fully committed to excellence. His work ethic is superb and it has had a positive influence on the other students.