363rd TRS student earns ACE Award

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  • By Senior Airman Ilyana A. Escalona
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

Senior Airman Wilson Hernandez Jr., a Puerto Rico native and 363rd Training Squadron munitions system technician went above and beyond during his training.


Hernandez completed his training course with a score of 100% on all progress checks and block tests, earning himself the ACE award.


Unit: 363rd Training Squadron


Duty title: Munitions Systems Technician


Hometown:  CataƱo, Puerto Rico


Time in Service: 13 years


Why you joined:  I joined because I wanted to travel the world


Family: Husband to Deanna. Father to Arianna, Daniella and Caleb.


Hobbies:   I enjoy cooking and watching movies with my children.


Favorite aspect of job:   Building up munitions so that fighters and bombers can serve their purpose and keep America safe.


Most memorable Air Force experience:  Meeting my wife at Aviano AB and two deployments doing convoys in Iraq.


How do you make responsible choices:  I think of my children and if they would be proud of what I am doing.


Instructor comment:   "Achieving this awards is a result of SrA Hernandez’s hard work and diligence during his stay here at Sheppard Air Force Base. SrA Hernandez’s unwavering focus to his studies has undoubtedly set the standard high for his peers and for those Airmen who are to follow at the 363d Training Squadron. Aside from being flawless academically, another thing that set SrA Hernandez apart from his peers was his selflessness and leadership ability.  His leadership and job performance demonstrated the Air Force’s core values of Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in all we do. There is no doubt he will continue to embrace the values of the Air Force at his gaining base, Homestead AFB, Florida, and that he will set the standard high for those who surround him." -Tech. Sgt. Antonio Zayed, 363rd Training Squadron munitions instructor