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364th Training Squadron students earn ACE award

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Airman 1st Class Patrick Lahey, 364th Training Squadron electrical and environmental apprentice course student, poses for a photo at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, June 10, 2019. Lahey, a California native, maintained a 100% average thoughout the entire course, earning himself the ACE award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Madeleine E. Remillard)

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Airman 1st Class Laura Sachwitz, 364th Training Squadron electrical and environmental apprentice course student, tightens the clamp around the water seperator of an F-15 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, June 10, 2019. Sachwitz, a Minnesota native, completed the training course with a 100% average, earning herself the ACE award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeleine E. Remillard)

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

 

Hometown:

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.

 

Family:

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

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

 

Hobbies:

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