Tennessee Native ACEs Aerospace Propulsion Course

  • Published
  • By Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio
  • 82nd Training Wing

We train multiple career fields here at Sheppard, but one thing they all have in common is that the Airmen that graduate from these courses will all have a part in impacting the mission. Without our Aerospace Propulsion Airmen, our aircraft would be without their engines … that is why we are glad there are new graduates willing to keep them in fighting condition, and one graduate that showed that he was more than up to the challenge.


Airman Michael Bush earned the ACE Award in the aerospace propulsion apprentice course after getting perfect scores in all his tests during his Technical Training here.


Rank/Name: AB Michael W. Bush


Unit: 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (SOAMXS), Cannon AFB, NM


Duty title: Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice


Hometown: Manchester, TN


Time in Service: 7 months


Why you joined: Become a jet engine mechanic


Hobbies: Woodworking


Favorite aspect of job: So far it is learning about the engine systems


Most memorable Air Force experience: Earning the Propulsion ACE Award


Instructor Name: Mr. Mark O. Williams, Aerospace Propulsion Instructor (Turboprops)


Instructor comment: Airman Bush is the most enthusiastic student I have had. His long-term goal is to advance professionally in the USAF, and ultimately return to Sheppard AFB as an instructor.