Wisconsin ANG Airman "ACEs" munitions systems apprentice course
By John Ingle, 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 20, 2019
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
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.
“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.”