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Instructor of the Week: SSgt. Vaughn

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Staff Sgt. Austin Vaughn, 373rd Training Squadron detachment 16 aerospace propulsion instructor located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico and native of Ponca City, Oklahoma, has been in the Air Force for seven and a half years and is the Instructor of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of Mar. 1-7, 2016.


Most significant accomplishments:

Vaughn received two Air Force Achievement Medals from the Air Force Special Operations Command deployments.


Airman’s story:

Vaughn originally joined the Air Force for education and now plans to make the Air Force a career. He will be getting married this May and has completed 25 percent of his Bachelor of Science degree in Unmanned Systems Engineering from Embry-Riddle University.


“Vaughn was recently appointed to the detachment scheduling program,” said Master Sgt. Eric Vietje. “He has excelled in his duties by building new relationships with brand new host schedulers. In doing so, he has worked very hard to help repair their broken program after a huge personnel turnover in the military training section. Additionally, Vaughn built a relationship with the Minnesota Air National Guard that has enabled him to travel there on two different occasions. During that time, he was able to accomplish vitally needed training and improve the engine back shop repair process.”