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Wisconsin ANG Airman "ACEs" munitions systems apprentice course

Hosdon aces munitions systems apprentice course

Airman 1st Class Rylin R. Hodson, left with organge hat, standsby to help hook up a Mark 82 unguided general purpose bomb to an MJ-1 "jammer" during 363rd Training Squadron munitions training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2019. Hodson made perfect scores throughout her munitions systems apprentice course training, earning the ACE award for her accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lisa M. Hurt)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – A native of Black Earth, Wisconsin, completed the 363rd Training Squadron’s munition systems apprentice course in high fashion by achieving perfect scores on all coursework, earning the distinction of being an ACE student.

The munitions systems apprentice course consists of seven blocks of training over 37 academic days of instruction. Topics covered during training include munitions operations; introduction to munitions storage areas; ground base defense munitions and aircraft ammunition; vehicles and support equipment; conventional munitions and combat ammunition systems; and precision guided munitions.

Rank/Name: Airman 1st Class Rylin R. Hodson

Unit: 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard

Duty Title: Munitions systems apprentice

Hometown: Black Earth, Wisconsin

Time in service:  1 year, 2 months

Why you joined: Family

Hobbies: Volleyball

Favorite aspect of job: Assembling munitions

Most memorable Air Force experience: Basic military training coining ceremony

How do you make responsible choices: I prioritize learning my job over socializing too often.

Instructor comments:
“This is a major accomplishment for Airman 1st Class Hodson as our course is made up of seven block tests and she mastered all of them by scoring a 100%,” said Lisa M. Hurt, 363rd TRS munitions instructor. “She was also my class leader and did a great job at leading her class throughout the 7½ weeks. She participated in class and has a great work ethic. She will definitely be a great asset to the AMMO career field.”