Florida guardsman earns ACE award in F-15 avionics

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  • By John Ingle
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – A Florida Air National Guard Airman showed his mastery of fighter avionics, earning the ACE award in the 365th Training Squadron’s F-15 avionics apprentice course.

Airman 1st Class Christopher Cady recorded perfect scores in all 12 blocks of instruction during training. Concepts learned include fundamentals of F-15 Eagle avionics systems to include troubleshooting those systems and following wiring schematic diagrams of the aircraft.

Rank / Name: Airman 1st Class Christopher Cady

Unit: 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Florida Air National Guard

Duty title: F-15 avionics journeyman

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Time in Service: 1 Year

Why you joined: I wanted to join so that I could do my part in defending this nation. Also, I joined the Guard so that I could give back to my local community. Above everything else, I wanted to secure a better future for my wife and two daughters.

Family: Christina, wife; Paris and Tessa, daughters

Hobbies: Flying private aircraft and working on computers

Favorite aspect of job: Always learning something new every day

Most memorable Air Force experience: Receiving this award for ACE of the F-15 Course

How do you make responsible choices: Simplify them and consider the variable/play out situation in head.

Instructor comments:
“The significance of Airman 1st Class Cady receiving this award is above and beyond outstanding for this course. He is only the second Airman to ACE this course since our rewrite. His work ethic is amazing and his will to learn the information was more than I have ever seen. He was always there to help his fellow classmates and his understanding or the material definitely boosted the others ability to grasp key information.” – Staff Sgt. Zachary Saitta, 365th TRS F-15 fighter avionics instructor