364th Training Squadron students earn ACE award

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

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – To earn the ACE award, an Airman must maintain a 100% average throughout an entire training course.


Two Airmen from the 364th Training Squadron electrical and environmental course were able to remain dedicated to their training and earn this noteworthy award.


Rank and Name: Airman 1st Class Patrick Lahey and Airman 1st Class Laura Sachwitz


Unit: 364th Training Squadron


Duty title: Electrical and environmental apprentice course students



Lahey- Castro Valley, California

Sachwitz- St. Paul, Minnesota


Time in Service:

Both- 1 year


Why I joined:

Lahey- To start a new career that is practical and honorable

Sachwitz- I grew up going to air shows and I’ve always loved aircraft. I also                          wanted to continue my education.



Lahey- Brothers, Taylor and Sean; Parents Mike and Mei-Lung

Sachwitz- Siblings, Kirsten and Gabriel; Parents David and Elizabeth



Lahey-  Basketball, Volleyball, board games, reading

Sachwitz- Fishing, hiking, traveling


Favorite aspect of the job:

Lahey- I love learning to work with my hands and navigate the systems

Sachwitz- Working on the aircraft


Most memorable Air Force experience:

Lahey- The Airman’s run

Sachwitz- My tech school experience of being taught by awesome instructors


How do you make responsible choices:

Lahey- I keep the movie  “The End Game” in mind and execute accordingly

Sachwitz- By remembering that I’m representing myself and my career field


Instructor comment:

“Lahey is one of the most dedicated students I’ve had in years.” - Robert Honeycutt, 364th TRS electrical and environmental course instructor


“It was a pleasure to teach Airman 1st Class Sachwitz. She was an awesome student and dedicated Airman.” - Robert Honeycutt, 364th TRS electrical and environmental course instructor