Oregon native aces AGE course

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

Fifteen blocks of instruction. Eighty seven training days. Countless hours of hard work and dedication. This is what it takes to become an Air Force aerospace ground equipment apprentice.


Airman 1st Class Cole R. Davidson, an Oregon native and 361st Training Squadron aerospace ground equipment apprentice, did what it takes and more.


Davidson completed the course with a score of 100% on every progress check and block test, earning himself the ACE award.


Rank and Name: Airman 1st Class Cole R. Davidson


Unit: 361st Training Squadron


Duty title: Aerospace ground equipment apprentice


Hometown: Grants Pass, Oregon


Time in Service: 7 months


Why I joined: I joined for a better career. I was previously working as a real estate agent, but I wanted to pursue something different. I chose the Air Force because it’s education oriented.


Family: Wife and 2 children


Hobbies: I like to hike, camp, kayak, play the guitar and hang out with my family


Favorite aspect of the job: Actively working with my hands on the AGE equipment


Most memorable Air Force experience: Graduating this course


How do you make responsible choices: By considering my wife and kids

Instructor comment: “Airman 1st Class Davidson has a good head on his shoulders. He has a go-getter mindset and he worked hard and performed well in all training environments. Davidson was a good leader and would quiz other Airmen, not just to help himself, but to help his peers retain information. He will be a great asset to his next unit because of his attitude, professional image, time management and the way he completes tasks without hesitation.” - Staff Sgt. Abhisek Dohare, 361st Training Squadron aerospace ground equipment course instructor