Team Kadena recognizes new NCOs, 4th quarter winners

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Team Kadena recognizes new NCOs, 4th quarter winners

by: Airman 1st Class Zade C. Vadnais | .
18th Wing | .
published: January 31, 2015

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Team Kadena welcomed newly promoted staff sergeants to the NCO tier during an induction ceremony at the Rocker NCO Club Jan. 22.

Col. David Jeffrey Mineau, 18th Operations Group commander and interim 18th Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Cruz Munoz, 18th Contracting Squadron superintendent and interim 18th Wing command chief, hosted the ceremony as part of an all-day seminar that covered various topics concerning the transition from airman to NCO.

The Team Kadena NCO inductees are:

Staff Sgt. Chad A. Cameron, 18th Communications Squadron
Staff Sgt. Joener M. Castillo, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Francis C. Cortez, 18th Munitions Squadron
Staff Sgt. Brandon M. Daniels, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron
Staff Sgt. Andrew E. Davis, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Justen K. Davis, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron
Staff Sgt. Jerry T. Duvall, Jr., 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Staff Sgt. Nathan R. Ferguson, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Charles N. Gendron, 18th Munitions Squadron
Staff Sgt. Min A. Ha, 18th Contracting Squadron
Staff Sgt. Andrew S. Hall, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Adrian L. Henry, 18th Medical Support Squadron
Staff Sgt. Darrin L. Franks, Jr., 353rd Special Operations Squadron
Staff Sgt. James M. Johnson, 909th Air Refueling Squadron
Staff Sgt. Sean C. Lever, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Kommeng Lo, 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Angele N. Longbrake, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron
Staff Sgt. Charles E. Lynch III, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Michael J. Montgomery, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Kennith J. Pujol, Jr., 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Eric M. Rodriguez, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Eldridge J. Rouse, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Kasey R. Roy, 18th Medical Support Squadron
Staff Sgt. Wirayut Saechu, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Esteban Salmon, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Leonardo M. Santana, 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Shope, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Thomas D. E. Stafford, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Joseph Frances V. Stead, 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
Staff Sgt. Thomas K. Steffen, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron
Staff Sgt. Justin D. Trautwein, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Staff Sgt. Jared M. Wheeler, 390th Intelligence Squadron
Staff Sgt. Patrick K. Yones, 18th Medical Support Squadron

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KADENA AIR BASE -- The 2014 fourth quarter award ceremony for 18th Wing, partner unit, honor guard and Team Kadena personnel was held at the Keystone Theater here Jan. 23.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

Partner Unit:
Airman/Junior Enlisted: Senior Airman Chelsy Kajiwara, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron
Non-commissioned officer: Tech. Sgt. Trinisha Paxton, 43rd Intelligence Squadron
Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Bradford Greisen, 320th Special Tactics Squadron
Company-grade officer: Capt. Jordan Matthews, 390th Intelligence Squadron
Civilian Category I: Ikuko Nakamura,733rd Air Mobility Squadron
Civilian Cat. II: Mauri Rogers, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron

18th Wing:
Airman/Junior Enlisted: Senior Airman James Panyan, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron
NCO: Tech. Sgt. William Warrior, 18th Operations Group
Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Jeremy Newman, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Company-grade officer: Capt. Steven Brenoskie, 18th Security Forces Squadron
Civilian Cat. I: Tara Aguilar, 18th Maintenance Group
Civilian Cat. II: Lisa M. Velez, 18th Wing community support coordinator
Civilian Cat. III: Eiji Inoha, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Team Kadena:
Honor Guard Airman: Senior Airman Dorothy Knox, 18th Civil Engineering Squadron
Honor Guard NCO: Staff Sgt. Rommel Angeles, 18th Medical Support Squadron
Airman/Junior Enlisted: Senior Airman James Panyan, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron
NCO: Tech. Sgt. William Warrior, 18th Operations Group
Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Jeremy Newman, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Company-grade officer: Capt. Steven Brenoskie, 18th Security Forces Squadron
Civilian Cat. I: Tara Aguilar, 18th Maintenance Group
Civilian Cat. II: Lisa Velez, 18th Wing community support coordinator
Civilian Cat. III: Eiji Inoha, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron