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After a break in service, Mississippi native ACEs AGE course

Senior Airman Shaun Lunn, 361st Training Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment apprentice course graduate, poses for a picture at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 16, 2019. Lunn re-enlisted in 2018 after a break in service and has served for roughly nine years now. He enjoyed the military life and decided to re-enlist which lead him to the AGE course at Sheppard which he was awarded the ACE award after passing all 15 of his block tests with a perfect score. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Senior Airman Shaun Lunn, 361st Training Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment apprentice course graduate, poses for a picture at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 16, 2019. Lunn re-enlisted in 2018 after a break in service and has served for roughly nine years now. He enjoyed the military life and decided to re-enlist which lead him to the AGE course at Sheppard which he was awarded the ACE award after passing all 15 of his block tests with a perfect score. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Some of us are side-seekers, preferring to stand near the walls, away from the center of attention, anywhere outside the spotlight is our comfort zone … but it gets tricky for us side-seekers when one excels. Excellence is pretty obvious to spot, imagine a flashlight pointed directly into your eyes. Airmen (side-seekers or spotlighters) who excel have no choice then to be noticed, they become the star, become an inspiration and that is what a student found himself being when he re-enlisted after a break in service.

Gulfport, Mississippi native Senior Airman Shaun R. Lunn, Aerospace Ground Equipment Apprentice, was awarded the ACE award after scoring 100s on all his block tests. The AGE apprentice course consists of 87 training days and 15 blocks of training.

Rank / Name: SrA Shaun R. Lunn

Unit: 361 TRS

Duty title: Aerospace Ground Equipment Apprentice

Hometown: Gulfport, MS

Time in Service: Roughly 9 years. Re-enlisted in 2018, after break in service

Why you joined: Enjoyed military life and opportunities it provides.

Family: Wife, Shannon and daughter, Mikaela

Hobbies: Spending time with family, playing music, and working on cars

Favorite aspect of job: I like the problem solving and comradery

Most memorable Air Force experience: Meeting my wife during a training exercise in 2012.

How do you make responsible choices: I just try to make decisions that honor my faith and family.

Instructor: SSgt Abhishek Dohare

Question for Instructor: SrA Shaun Lunn is a well-disciplined Airman who is a leader amongst his peers in and out of the school house. He holds other Airmen accountable whenever I step out of the classroom. His quick ability to understand theory of operation, component function, and schematic flow will serve him well in this career field as he progresses.